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: