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Something Sweet for Eid ul-Fitr

Muslims begin celebrating Eid ul-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, on Tuesday. Traditionally, that means eating something sweet as soon as you wake up to acknowledge that the month of fasting is over.

To commemorate this festive three-day holiday, here's a slideshow of sweet foods that will be eaten this week. Please let us know how you celebrate Eid ul-Fitr in the comments section below.

Mini-cakes sprinkled with powder sugar at a Palestinian sweets shop for Eid ul-Fitr.
Mini-cakes sprinkled with powder sugar at a Palestinian sweets shop for Eid ul-Fitr. ( Saif Dahlah/AFP )
Orange, lemon, strawberry and banana jelly made for the Iftar.
Orange, lemon, strawberry and banana jelly made for the Iftar. ( Hamed Saber )
Home made Ka'ek wa Ma'mool for Eid-ul-Fitr.
Home made Ka'ek wa Ma'mool for Eid-ul-Fitr. ( Sabbah )
Traditional desserts like kheer are eaten during the Eid ul-Fitr festival.
Traditional desserts like kheer are eaten during the Eid ul-Fitr festival. ( Deshakalyan Chowdhury )
Jalebi, an orange pretzel-shaped pastry filled with sweet syrup, is an Eid favorite.
Jalebi, an orange pretzel-shaped pastry filled with sweet syrup, is an Eid favorite. ( Farjana K. Godhuly/AFP/ )
Traditional Malay sweets and snacks eaten during Eid ul-Fitr.
Traditional Malay sweets and snacks eaten during Eid ul-Fitr. ( chotda )
Date cakes are traditionally served with cardamom-flavored Arabic coffee in parts of the Middle East after the Eid prayer.
Date cakes are traditionally served with cardamom-flavored Arabic coffee in parts of the Middle East after the Eid prayer. ( Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/ )
Sweets called Ghraybeh, served to guests and relatives during Eid.
Sweets called Ghraybeh, served to guests and relatives during Eid. ( Tololu Tutunai )
The South Asian treats ladoo and burfi are served up for Eid.
The South Asian treats ladoo and burfi are served up for Eid. ( Backpack Foodie )
Kahk, a traditional cookie usually prepared in Egypt for Eid celebrations.
Kahk, a traditional cookie usually prepared in Egypt for Eid celebrations. ( Bernadette Simpson )
This dry vermicelli is a sweet noodle dish made for Eid. The dish can also be made in milk (called sheer) or like mousse (phitini).
This dry vermicelli is a sweet noodle dish made for Eid. The dish can also be made in milk (called sheer) or like mousse (phitini). ( code_martial )
During Eid ul-Fitr, it's customary to start off the day with something sweet like dates.
During Eid ul-Fitr, it's customary to start off the day with something sweet like dates. ( Daniel R. Blume )
A little less traditional, but still sweet: Eid Mubarak cupcakes.
A little less traditional, but still sweet: Eid Mubarak cupcakes. ( Binky_Bunny )
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