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World Muslims Celebrate `Eid Al-Fitr (In Pictures)

World Muslims Celebrate `Eid Al-Fitr (In Pictures)
People arrive for prayers in Small Heath Park in Birmingham, UK

WORLD CAPITAL – Millions of Muslims worldwide have marked `Eid Al-Fitr festival that wraps up the month-long month of Ramadan on Friday, in an atmosphere full of joy, family gatherings, prayers, gift-giving, and feasting.

This year, `Eid began on June 15 and has been observed by Muslims in most world countries.

The three-day `Eid Al-Fitr festival is one of the two main religious celebrations in Islam, together with `Eid Al-Adha.

After special prayers to mark the day, festivities and merriment begin with visits to the homes of friends and relatives. And while traditionally everyone wears new clothes for `Eid, children look forward to gifts and traditional `ediya (cash).

During `Eid days, families and friends exchange visits to express well wishes and children, wearing new clothes, bought especially for `Eid, enjoy going out in parks and open fields.

Here follows a selection of photos that showcase the diverse ways Muslims celebrating `Eid in America, as gathered by BBC.


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