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The business of Eid

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The business of Eid

The business of Eid
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Hamas agreed to a 24-hour ceasefire in Gaza to allow for Palestinians and the Islamic world to celebrate the end of Ramadan in relative peace. The Eid-al-Fitr festival celebrates the breaking of the Ramadan fast with prayers, traditional ceremonies, and lots of food. The joyful festival is an important spiritual occasion, but it also has a real effect on the business world; as in all holiday seasons, there is a major spike in shopping and spending – forcing shopkeepers to work extra hours to keep up.