People across the Islamic world celebrated Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan - the holy month of fasting and reflection. Seema from Leicester made a selection of food to enjoy with her family and friends to celebrate the special day.
The date of Eid is not fixed, but decided by the sighting of the moon on the night before. Seema's children began the day by giving each other an Eid hug.
Preparation for the festival often starts the day before and the entire celebration can last up to five days. Seema's look forward to Eid every year not only because it is custom to give and receive gifts, but it is also a time for fun and enjoyment.
Seema says, "Eid is a time of thanksgiving. If Ramadan is a celebration of the Qur'an, of being blessed, and the Qur'an is a gift that God has given all of mankind, then Eid is a thanksgiving for that guidance."
Eid is generally looked upon as a day of family, rather than public celebration. Seema's children put on their new or best clothes for the religious day and joined their cousins to open their presents.
Seema not only gives money to her loved ones as a gift for Eid. "Before Eid I give a few pounds to charity from every member of my family. So everyone, even the poor, can have a good meal on that day."
Seema's daughter had henna drawn on her hands as part of the Eid celebrations.
Eid al-Fitr is a day long celebration and is sometimes also known as the 'Smaller Eid'. Eid ul-Adha is called the 'Greater Eid'. The children and adults are more than happy to celebrate every festival together.
The day always starts with special Eid prayers at the mosque or at nearby venue, followed by a large celebratory lunch at home. "I think with any celebration food is very important and particularly in Ramadan when we've not been eating in daylight hours."
Seema and her family met friends before the Eid prayers at the local university.
Seema's feast included a mixture of traditional and western dishes like samosas and cakes. "I have cakes especially for the children because some of them might have started to fast for the first time."
Seema introduced cakes to her extensive menu because she believes it is about making Eid special for the children as well as the adults. "It develops their interest and excitement for the festival."
Once the children have eaten they enjoy playing outside while the adults start to clear up indoors. "At some of the best Eids, I have been absolutely exhausted by the end of the day. I have almost been reduced to tears, but I wouldn't change a thing."
Seema believes children, family, friends, food and fun is what Eid is all about. I have an open door policy. Anyone can knock on the door, a friend, a relative, even the lady down the road will pop in. It's a lovely time."
Here's a selection of Seema's Eid delights, which went down a treat with everyone. How did you celebrate Eid this year? Send BBC Leicester your Eid day pictures to email@example.com.
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