- This event has passed.
Commonly referred to as “Eid” is the most widely recognized Islamic observance in Trinidad and Tobago. Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which is celebrated in homes and mosques throughout the country.
Ramadan is a time of great religious and social significance for Muslim communities around the world, and all devotional activities during the month of Ramadan are carried out either individually or as part of a group. It is the period prescribed by the Qur’an for fasting which occurs each day, with the intention of teaching self-discipline and self-restraint to all Muslims.
In Trinidad and Tobago Muslims celebrate the end of fasting and thank God for the help and strength by wearing new clothes, giving money to the homeless in their communities and serving a local Muslim treat called Sawine to friends.