Eid ul-Fitr, often abbreviated as Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity”, while Fiṭr means “to break the fast” and so symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. The days leading up to Eid are not unlike Christmas in the USA. Shops are filled with people buying new clothes. Last night one of my photography students took me to Old Dhaka to visit some of the bazars. Rumor has it that Dhaka empty’s out as people return to their towns and villages to visit with family. I’ll believe it when I see it.