Ramadan 2013

How the World Is Celebrating the End of Ramadan

How the World Is Celebrating the End of Ramadan

To mark the end of Ramadan, the Muslim world is saying goodbye to fasting and hello to feasting. This week was Eid al-Fitr, the festival that comes after a holy month of not eating or drinking from sunup to sundown, an observance considered one of the five pillars of Islam. Across the Middle East and Asia, worshipers took to the streets to wish each other "Eid Mubarak" or "happy feast," and in the US, President Obama wished Muslims a "blessed and joyful celebration." Because the timing of Eid al-Fitr is dependent on the moon, it begins at different times throughout the world and started at sundown on Thursday in America. See gorgeous photos of the celebrations so far.

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