India Celebrate Eid-al-Fitr with Joy and Happiness

For those affected by fighting, like this Syrian boy in the rebel-held Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, this Eid was yet another festival marred by war.

Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday, a time for family and feasting, to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan and its daytime fasting.

For Muslim Americans, Eid is an opportunity to reflect on the 30 days spent fasting and to recommit to values of gratitude, compassion, and generosity, he said.

Mr. Paul Awentami Afoko has called on Muslims in the country to lend a hand of support to each other as they join the rest of the world to celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr which is commemorated today.

In Australia Eid Al Fitr is celebrated in a unique way by hosting a fair in which more than 150 stalls of food, games etc are placed. He vowed to bring "peace, stability, development and progress under" his leadership.

Muslims celebrate by gathering with friends and family, preparing sweet delicacies, wearing new clothes, giving each other gifts and putting up lights and other decorations in their homes.

Muslims prayed for peace in the world, particularly in Iraq, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia following the terror attacks.

Eid Al Fitr is known as Bayram of candies in Turkey where children receive Turkish candies like Turkish delight, Baklava, etc. from their elders.

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

Muslims from all walks of life started making a beeline to the Eidgah (prayer ground) or a mosque for offering the Eid prayers as a thanksgiving for the month-long fasting.

In Europe Muslims wailed in prayer in a basement to mark the end of Ramadan in one of the Greek capital's many makeshift mosques set up in garages or abandoned warehouses.

On the occasion, mayor Gautam Shah of BJP visited Congress corporator and prominent local Muslim leader Bhadruddin Sheikh to extend greetings.

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