CHICAGO – In one of the largest `Eid celebration in the US, thousands of Muslims gathered at the Toyota Park Stadium in Chicago on Sunday, to celebrate the Islamic feast and attend prayer.
Approximately, 25 thousand people attended the prayer. `Eid Al-Fitr is a holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Muslims’ holy month of fasting ‘Ramadan’.
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 start 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.