Muslims worldwide are celebrating the end to Ramadan this weekend, known as the Eid al-Fitr, the feast that marks the end of the holy month for Muslims.
Practicing Muslims fast from dawn till dusk during the month of Ramadan which also includes prayers and abstinence from worldly pleasures. In most places around the world, Eid al Fitr is celebrated up to three days.
Barack Obama wished Muslims around the world "Eid Mubarak" saying in a statement released by the White House, "Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr.
"For Muslims, Ramadan has been a time of fasting, prayer and spiritual renewal. These past four weeks have also been a time to serve the less fortunate -- a reminder of the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other. We congratulate Muslim Americans and Muslims around the world on this joyous day. Eid Mubarak."
A popular phrase used to congratulate each other on holidays, is "Eid Mubarak" which literally means "Blessed Festival."
Eid is a great day of celebration for Muslims. Traditional celebrations include gathering with friends and family and having a big feast, wearing new clothes, giving eachother gifts and decorating their homes.
Food items for celebrating include everything from vermicelli in saffron sweet cream, curries, kebabs and biriyani.