IN PHOTOS: Filipino Muslims break fast at start of Eid'l Fitr
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino Muslims, like the rest of the Islamic world, started celebrating the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Wednesday, June 5.
Eid'l Fitr or the Feast of the Breaking of Fast marks the conclusion of Ramadan, a monthlong period of fasting from sunrise to sunset to seek forgiveness of sins, increase self control, and exercise charity. (READ: FAST FACTS: What you should know about Eid'l Fitr, end of Ramadan)
Eid'l Fitr would have been celebrated as early as Tuesday morning, June 4 but the Islamic moonsighting committees reported no sighting of the new moon on Monday evening, June 3.