When is Eid al-Fitr and how is it celebrated by Muslims?
Eid al-Fitr marks the end of a month's fasting.Reuters

Muslims all over the world will celebrate the end of the month of fasting on Thursday, July 7, which marks Eid-ul-Fitr.

People hope for peace and prosperity, and thank Allah for giving them the strength to fast during the month of Ramadan on EId-ul-Fitr, one of the most important holidays in the Muslim calendar.

On the morning of Eid, Muslims gather in mosques or open-air locations for special prayers called Salat al-Eid.

They wear new clothes, exchange gifts and prepare mouthwatering food to further celebrate the holy day.

Many celebrities and world leaders have been wishing Muslims worldwide "Eid Mubarak" on this holy day. See some of these messages below:

"The Big Bang Theory star" Kunal Nayyar: 

"Pointless" host Richard Osman:

Former One Direction member and current solo artist Zayn Malik:

British model Neelam Gill:

Toronto International Film Festival artistic director Cameron Bailey:

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"iZombie" star Rahul Kohli:

One half of band Jack&Jack Jack Johnson:

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Mixed Martial Artist Georges St. Pierre:

Celebrated Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield:

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The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby:

American President Barack Obama:

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

United States presidential candidate Hillary Clinton:

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