Muslims start celebrating Eid Al Fitr (2007)

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Muslims across the world started celebrating Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Leaders and heads of state in the Arab and Muslim world exchanged greetings on the occasion. Muslims from all walks of life celebrated Eid in a festive air. The celebrations culminated with hundreds of thousands pouring into mosques and open fields, chanting praises of God, to offer the Eid prayers in the early hours of the day. The first day of this year’s Eid Al Fitr falls on Friday.

Most of the Arab and Muslim countries started celebrating Eid today. They included Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, Libya, Sudan, Tunisia, Yemen, Indonesia, Palestine, Mauritania, Afghanistan, Belgium, and Sunnis of Iraq. Muslims of China, the Philippines and Kirgyzstan are also celebrating Eid today. The first day of Eid will be tomorrow in some countries, including Egypt, Syria and Oman. Muslim minorities living in a number of countries, including France, India, and the United States will also start celebrating Eid on Saturday. Muslims in Niger as well as those in the northern regions of Nigeria celebrated Eid yesterday while Eid for those in the southern region is today.
There was a festive air everywhere as people, wearing new dresses, hugged each other and exchanged Eid greetings. There are a variety of greeting phrases prevalent among Muslims of different countries on the occasion of Eid, which is the largest festival of the Muslim world.

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One Response

  1. Hi, I love that picture! Is it possible to get a hold of it in a higher resolution?
    Best regards
    L

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