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Nov. 10, 2005

Eid al-Fitr Celebration

by Hokuma Karimova, Foreign Desk Editor
With the crescent moon, which marked the beginning of Ramadan, out of sight, and new one on the horizon, Muslims all over the world began celebrating the end of Ramadan. The three day festival is called Eid al-Fitr, and during the first week of November Muslims rejoice the end of fasting by heading to mosques, giving each other presents, donating money to charities and spending time with family and friends.

Some of the Blair students took the day off to celebrate the end of the holiday, making this day more memorable.

Junior Zahra Bah visited a mosque with her family on Nov. 4 to mark the end of the holiday with the ones she loves. "My family and I attended mosque services, where we recited prayers and listened to the preacher."

After services, everyone visited friends and family to have a festive dinner and exchange gifts. For Bah, this was the best part of the holiday month. "This is a celebration of the end of Ramadan after a month of sacrifices and fasting."

With Eid al-Fitr over, the 2005 Ramadan season has come to an end, and Muslims all over the world look forward to the next year's holiday.

Check out these pictures of Eid al-Fitr celebrations from around the world provided by
BBC News. If you want to see more pictures you can also check out the BBC News website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: A boy performs prayers which mark the end of Ramadan
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: A boy performs prayers which mark the end of Ramadan

New Delhi, India: Muslims celebrate Eid outside shops specially decorated for the occasion
New Delhi, India: Muslims celebrate Eid outside shops specially decorated for the occasion

Manila, Philippines: Children watch as a blindfolded girl hits a clay pot filled with sweets during celebratory games.
Manila, Philippines: Children watch as a blindfolded girl hits a clay pot filled with sweets during celebratory games.

Iraq: Children carry sweets on the streets of Baghdad.
Iraq: Children carry sweets on the streets of Baghdad.






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  • Rummy on November 10, 2005 at 3:16 PM
    Iraq is fine you guys. See? There are freakin' little kids carrying freakin' sweet in the streets of Baghdad. Chill out guys.
  • kaityln (View Email) on May 9, 2006 at 2:59 PM
    hi my name is kaitlyn and that seems like it was fun!
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