Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Several Countries

Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Several Countries
Sun Jun 25, 2017 13:09:32

Muslims in a number of countries are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen announced Sunday as Eid al-Fitr.

Iraq’s Sunni population also observed the festival on Sunday. The occasion will be marked in Iran, Oman, Morocco and other countries on Monday.




The fasting month of Ramadan -- the ninth month on the Islamic calendar -- ends with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, which is one of the main Muslim holidays.

Ramadan’s end is announced after the sighting of the first crescent of the new moon.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad performed the Eid al-Fitr prayers along other worshipers at al-Nouri Mosque in the west-central city of Hama on Sunday.

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