#Eid al-Fitr Celebration on Twitter

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

With Ramadan coming to an end, Muslims around the world are celebrating #Eid al-Fitr and going to Twitter to wish their friends and family #EidMubarak.

During the month of #Ramadan, there were more than 215 million Tweets discussing topics such as #iftar, #suhour and #prayers.

Celebrate #Eid worldwide
To display an Eid icon in your Tweet, use a hashtag (#) immediately in front of the following words: Eid, EidMubarak, عيد_سعيد or عيد_مبارك. Use these hashtags to tweet how your neighborhood, city or country is celebrating Eid or connect with others who are celebrating across the world, too.

#Eid al-Fitr Celebration on Twitter

Ramadan conversation trends

Looking at the data in predominantly Muslim countries, we noticed that the volume of Tweets dropped sharply after sunset and rebounded shortly afterwards. This is likely due to the times for breaking the fast and eating; people went offline to spend time at the meal with their families. Several countries saw Tweet volume peak around sunrise (such as in Saudi Arabia and Malaysia), near the time for Suhoor (the pre-dawn meal before fasting) and Fajr prayer.

#Eid al-Fitr Celebration on Twitter

This Twitter data shows us how Ramadan is being celebrated around the world, and how patterns of the community have similarities across countries and cultures.

Here is a collection of Tweets from around the world wishing happy Eid for everybody!