Fiṭr means breaking a fast.

Eid al-Fiṭr falls on the first of the Islamic month Shawwal and is one of the biggest religious holidays. On this Eid, Muslims celebrate the end of the fast of the Month of Ramadan. 

Some of the acts of worship which are recommended on this day include congregational Eid prayer and additional acts of worship. The giving of zakat (charity) is an obligation for all able-bodied Muslims and is 3kg of food-stuffs such as grains or rice, etc. This can either be given in cash or in kind. 

Fasting is forbidden on this day.