This is an excerpt from a captivating historical account of Fatimid celebrations and customs. The article first offers a brief historical setting of Fatimid Cairo and then continues to describe in great detail the nature and significance of processions and banquets. The article also contextualizes the social, political, economic, cultural implications of such traditions. The article then focuses on specific occasions and their festivities. In this week’s update we are excited to feature the Eid-ul-Fitar section of this article on