TEHRAN (IQNA) – Eid al-Fitr prayers were held at mosques and Mosallas (prayer halls) in cities and towns across Iran on Tuesday.

In Mashhad, northeast Iran, the holy mausoleum of Imam Reza (AS) hosted the prayers, attended by a large number of worshipers.

Also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims around the world.

The observance traditionally begins with the sighting of the new moon of the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar.

The festival is a specific day on which Muslims are not permitted to fast.

The holiday celebrates the conclusion of 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The day of Eid falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal.