Eid-ul-Fitr is a major religious holiday observed by Muslims around the world that marks the conclusion  of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

The celebration commemorates the end of the 30 days of dawn-to-dusk fasting that Muslims observe throughout the month of Ramadan.

Since the day of Eid is determined by the sighting of the moon, there  may be a slight differences in the exact date observed around the world.

The actual dates of Eid ul-Fitr may not be announced until close to the ending of Ramadan. It is expected to be celebrated on May 2-3 this year.

It is expected that the event will begin Tuesday, May 3, in India.

But Saudi Arabia, UAE may sight the moon on May 1, Sunday, and celebrations may continue until Friday, May 6.

With the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr, the period of fasting and prayer  comes to an end. People wear new clothes and meet with their loved ones  after sighting the moon.