Muslims across the world celebrated the end of Ramadan (holy month of fasting) on Monday and Tuesday by offering prayers at mosques and wishing each other.
Eid al-Fitr marks the beginning of Shawwal, the 10th month in the Islamic calendar. It is also called as the festival of breaking fast. On the first day of Shawwal, Muslims across the world offer prayers, after which family members get together for a grand feast.
South Asian countries including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh marked the first day of Eid al-Fitr, a three day festival, on Tuesday.
"Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated to mark thanksgiving to Allah for enabling the faithful to observe month-long fasts and to maintain night-long vigils with a view to seeking His pleasure here and in the hereafter. It is not just a celebration, but an expression of deep gratitude to the Almighty," Janab Usman Rehmat Khan from Goa told The Times of India.
Eid al-Fitr or Eid is one of the most important Islamic festivals and is celebrated for three days.
Scroll down to take a look at the photographs showing the beginning of Eid festivities across the world:
A Nepalese Muslim boy offers prayer during Eid al-Fitr celebrations at a mosque in Kathmandu July 29, 2014. The Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the Islamic holy fasting month of Ramadan.REUTERS
Muslims pray during Eid al-Fitr at a mosque in Palmeraie, in the Ivorian capital Abidjan, July 28, 2014. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.REUTERS
A boy watches a remote-controlled camera fly above (unseen) during a prayer session on Eid al-Fitr at Sunda Kelapa port in Jakarta July 28, 2014.REUTERS
Muslims offer prayers at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr in New Delhi July 29, 2014. The Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.REUTERS
Indonesian Muslims attend Eid al-Fitr prayers in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, July 28, 2014. Indonesia, which has the world's largest Muslim population, celebrates Eid al-Fitr with mass prayers and family visits to mark the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.REUTERS
Muslim children offer prayers during Eid al-Fitr at a mosque in Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura, July 29, 2014.REUTERS
Muslim women listen to a speech by Imam after having their Iftar (breaking of fast) meal on the last day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in India, at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi July 28, 2014.REUTERS
An Afghan man prays after the morning prayers on Eid-al-Fitr outside the Shah-e Doh Shamshira mosque in Kabul July 28, 2014.REUTERS
Members of Afghanistan's president guard of honour, together with a boy (L), offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the presidential palace in Kabul, July 28, 2014.REUTERS
Bosnian Muslim effendi Zuhdija Ridzal (L) hugs his friend after prayers at the mosque during Eid al-Fitr in the village of Zeljezno Polje, July 28, 2014.REUTERS
A Muslim girl raises her hands in prayer during Eid al-Fitr services in the Queens borough of New York July 28, 2014.REUTERS
Muslims offer prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr at a mosque in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad July 29, 2014. The Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.REUTERS
Muslims say their Eid al-Fitr prayers in Karachi July 29, 2014. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.REUTERS
Pakistani Muslims congratulate each other after saying their Eid al Fitr prayers at the Badshahi mosque in Lahore July 29, 2014.REUTERS
A Pakistani Muslim holds her hands together during Eid al Fitr prayers at the Badshahi mosque in Lahore July 29, 2014. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.REUTERS
Muslims offer prayers at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr in New Delhi July 29, 2014.REUTERS