The three-day festival of the breaking of the fast marks the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan. It begins with the sighting of the new moon.
On the first day of the festival, Muslims come together for a community prayer in the mosque in the early hours of the morning. After that, it is customary to say Eid greetings and visit relatives and acquaintances. Traditionally, children are given sweets, which is why the festival is often called the "sugar festival".
On both Islamic festivals, the Islamic Centre offers two to three consecutive prayers to enable the large number of Muslims to have the chance to do the prayer (around 6,000 people per prayer). The preachings are always given in Arabic and German.