New Delhi, July 29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. “Greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr. May this auspicious day strengthen the bond of peace, unity and brotherhood across our nation,” he said in a tweet.

Eid-ul-Fitr marks the culmination of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan during which Muslims observe dawn-to-dusk fast. Chand Mubarak or Eid Mubarak is the end of Ramazan and the first day of the month of Shawwal for all Muslims. This festival has been celebrated passionately and with all customs and rituals by Muslims all round the globe. The celebration totally depends on lunar crescent and the month of Ramazan can be either of 29 or 30 days.

Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is observed as a fasting period by Muslims who abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset and it culminates in Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations.