Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr in several countries

Muslims in a number of countries are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. 



Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen announced Sunday as Eid al-Fitr. 

Iraq’s Sunni population also observed the festival on Sunday. The occasion will be marked in Iran, Oman, Morocco and other countries on Monday. 

The fasting month of Ramadan -- the ninth month on the Islamic calendar -- ends with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, which is one of the main Muslim holidays. 

Ramadan’s end is announced after the sighting of the first crescent of the moon, which marks the beginning of the new month of the lunar year. 

 

 

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