Muslims around the world are marking the end of Islam's holy month of fasting with a three-day festival known as Eid al-Fitr.
The timing of the start of the holiday at the end of the month of Ramadan varies in Muslim communities and countries, depending on the sighting of the new moon. Millions of people in Jordan, Saudi Arabia and several other Gulf nations are celebrating the festival of breaking the fast today (Friday).
But for many parts of the Islamic world, including Egypt, Oman and Indonesia -- the world's most populous Muslim country -- the holiday begins on Saturday. President Bush today sent his greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr in the United States and around the world. He said the festival is a time for people of all faiths to reflect on shared values, including the love of family and the importance of community.