Thousands of Syrian refugees are able to return home from Turkey during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The Turkish government temporarily opened two border crossings with its war-torn neighbor for the first time in nearly two years. This comes as something to smile about for refugees who have not seen their loved ones in so long.Thousands may cross Turkish borderTens of thousands of Syrians are expected to cross the border north of Aleppo, according to The Washington Post. The one-month re-entry into Syria allows families to reunite and celebrate the Eid holiday together for the first time in years, after being separated by the war. The Eid holiday is a multi-day festivity celebrated to mark the end of Ramadan. Many Syrians welcomed the opportunity to go back, even if it’s for a short time, to just be together with family again.The temporary reopening of the border comes just months after IS was expelled from the north Aleppo countryside. Turkey shut the official border crossings in 2015, allowing entry to exceptions such as severe injuries only. The aim was to prevent a spillover of the Syrian conflict and to contain the flood of refugees. To reinforce the policy, Ankara has been building a wall along the boundary.