Uzbek Muslims, like neighboring countries, celebrate Eid al-Fitr as a major national holiday during the holy month of Ramadan.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, quoting Fars News Agency in Tashkent, Uzbek Muslims usually serve the first Iftar meal of Ramadan, including a special sweet called Nishalda (made from egg white, sugar and the roots of the Yatimak plant), Talqan (prepared from fried wheat, dry bread and crushed agricultural products), dates and vegetables, halva, raisins, various fruits such as apricots, apples, vegetables, tomatoes, cucumbers and bread. Vendors usually sell “Nishalda” and “Talqan” only during the holy month of Ramadan.
Uzbek Muslims recite special prayer during Iftar and break their fast with water and dates.
People celebrate Eid al-Fitr for 3 days wearing new clothes.