@gardenturtle -- At the end of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate a 3-day celebration, which is Eid al-Fitr, which means the Festival of Fast-Breaking.
Eid al-Fitr is on the first day of Shawwal. Shawwal is the month that follows Ramadan in the Islamic calendar. It is considered a time to help those in need, a time of charity, and a time to celebrate with friends and family the ending of a month of joy and blessings.
The day before Eid, each Muslim family gives a pre-determined donation to the poor. The donation is of food such as rice, dates, barley, etc. This ensures that even the needy can have a holiday meal and take part in the celebration.