Eid-el-Fitr: Pray for peace in Nigeria, MUSWEN urges Muslims

The Methodist Church in Fiji wishes the Muslim community "Eid Mubarak", on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr, the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast marks the end of Ramadan. "And this Eid we celebrate, Muslims celebrate all over the world, after the finishing of 30 days of Ramadan, or fasting", said Saeed Ahmad, president of the IN chapter of Ahmadiyya.

The former mayor of Davao City underscored the significance of the celebration of Eid al-Fitr as it came just a few days after he took his oath as 16th President of the Republic.

Many Muslims recite the takbir, a declaration of faith, on the way to the prayer ground and give special charitable contributions known as Zakat al-Fitr.

Businesses closed across the Muslim world, as people dressed up and visited relatives, enjoying their first daytime meals in a lunar month.

Afghan muslims sit offer prayers at the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday which marks the end of Ramadan, at the Shah-e Do Shamshira mosque in Kabul on 6 July 2016.

The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged Muslims, on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, to pray for peace and prosperity for the nation.

After the prayers, people exchanged Eid greetings and gifts.

Festivities in the park will carry on until this afternoon, and Eid itself will continue to be celebrated for a further 24 hours.

As this pure festival is awaited in India with full fervour, here we are listing 5 different ways in which Eid is celebrated across the world.

The largest gathering was at Toronto's Exhibition Place, in the Enercare Centre The day will begin with a congregational prayer, followed by a family-friendly carnival, bazaar, shows and food.

Many Muslim countries have their own deep-rooted traditions and cultural ways of celebrating the holiday.

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