Eid-Ul-Fitr was celebrated across the world on 25 June and 26 June.
"As Muslims celebrate Eid across Nigeria, it is important to remind Nigerians of the importance of respecting the faiths and beliefs of all".
Those following global sighting of new moon celebrated the festival on Sunday, and those who are yet to sight the new moon locally, would celebrate the festival accordingly, T.A.S. Mohammed Aboobucker, a resident of Hajiappa Thaikka Street, Kayalapattinam, said.
"Eid-ul-Fitr is also the day of sharing happiness and joy with the needy and poor", he added.
Croydon's Council leader has sent a message to the borough's Muslim population ahead of the start of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Allam, who delivered the Eid sermon, explained the blessings of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan and wished the nation progress and prosperity.
After fasting for month long everyone is eagerly waits for Eid.
Children play on an inflatable slide as they celebrate the festival of Eid at Southwark Eid Festival in Burgess Park.
Meanwhile, security forces have thwarted several attacks by terrorist groups, which were seeking to harm the country's security during the Eid holidays.
There have been petitions to make Eid ul-Fitr a public holiday in the UK.
"On the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, I extend greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens, particularly my Muslim brothers and sisters, in India and overseas", said President Mukherjee.
This year is thought that Eid al-Adha celebrations are likely to begin on the evening of Friday September 1 and last until Tuesday September 5.
Muslims and the Muslim community are particularly charitable during this time.