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#EidMubarak trends worldwide as Twitter felicitates with Muslims

#EidMubarak trends worldwide as Twitter felicitates with Muslims

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The hashtag #EidMubarak joined worldwide Twitter trends rising to number three as Muslims the world over celebrate the occasion of the feast of the sacrifice.

From Monday evening through the better part of Tuesday (day of Eid ul-Adha), Eid related messages were very prominent – most people used #EidMubarak with others using #EidulAdha.

Eid Mubaarak is a congratulatory Arabic expression which means ‘Happy Eid,’ Muslims were taught to use it in expressing their happiness during Eids. Eid messages continue to flood Twitter sphere as Muslims and non-Muslims alike share in the peaceful spirit of the season.

From governments, presidents, top political figures, religious groups, businesses, sports outfits and entertainment industry have all weighed in to celebrate.

The worldwide trend gives the biggest overview of what Twitter users are engaging about. Twitter allows for trends to be localized to the country and even city level. Say, trends for Ethiopia and for Addis Ababa.

What does the # sign mean?

Usually some trends have # sign before the word or phrase. This is called a hashtag and is included specifically in Tweets to mark them as relating to a topic, so that people can follow the conversation in search.