As the holy fasting month of Ramadan comes to an end, Muslims around the world have been celebrating Eid al-Fitr on Twitter.
Over the last two days (August 7 & 8) there have been more than two million mentions of the festival on the platform. We’ve seen Tweets from those celebrating Eid, as well as greetings from individuals and organisations sharing their best wishes with the Muslim community.
Tweets on the topic have come from around the world, with the five top countries for Eid-related messages being Indonesia, the USA, Malaysia, the UK and Saudi Arabia.
Here’s a selection of celebrations from across the platform:
Eid is finally here..!! Eid mubarak to everyone..!! Happy days..!!— Mo Farah ( @Mo_Farah) August 7, 2013
Eid Mubarak to everyone all around the world. Hope u have a wonderful day with your family and friends.— Amir Khan ( @AmirKingKhan) August 8, 2013
Ahead of this week’s celebrations, the Muslim community have been using Twitter throughout Ramadan for support, reflection and information. In fact, there have been more than five million mentions of Ramadan on Twitter since it started on July 9.
The Dubai Health Authority (@DHA_Dubai) held weekly live Twitter clinics during Ramadan to provide an opportunity for people to address their queries on fasting and health:
Ghanim Lootah, Director of Marketing and Communications and Wafa Ayesh during the DHA twitter clinic. pic.twitter.com/UwuliCkMAO— DubaiHealthAuthority ( @DHA_Dubai) July 11, 2013
Twitter clinic begins in a few minutes.do tweet us regarding fasting & hypertension, asma or for any other health queries u have abt fasting— DubaiHealthAuthority ( @DHA_Dubai) July 25, 2013
As with Eid, people from all walks of life used Twitter to share their experiences and messages with other Twitter users around the world throughout the month of Ramadan:
Today the holy month of Ramadan starts. I encourage you to say “Ramadan Mubarak” to our Muslim brothers & sisters pic.twitter.com/Mp9Cz51JrQ— Paulo Coelho ( @paulocoelho) July 10, 2013
PHOTO: Muslims gather during the holy month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi, India (REUTERS/Ahmad Masood) pic.twitter.com/jpXMFgmGHB— Reuters World ( @ReutersWorld) August 1, 2013