Muslims Eid celebration across the globe

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18th July, 2015 06:13:47 printer

Muslims Eid celebration across the globe

Muslims across the world today are celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

 

Eid al-Fitr is an annual celebration and holiday which lasts several days and begins at the start of the lunar month of Shawwal.

 

Ramadan, the celebration marking Prophet Mohammed's revelation of the Quran, began on the 18th June and is celebrated worldwide. Annually the occasion unfolds on the 9th month of the Muslim calendar.

 

The first Eid al-Fitr was celebrated in 624 CE by the Prophet Muhammad and his compatriots after the battle of Badar.

 

Festivities at the event involve thanksgiving, merriment, feasting and the exchange of gifts.

 

Eid Mubarak everyone!

 

 

Mideast Egypt Eid al-Fitr

An Egyptian man tosses his son up in the air as people celebrate Eid al-Fitr feast, marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 17, 2015. AP

 

 

Kenya Eid al-Fitr

Kenyan Muslim children join hundred of Muslims at an open ground in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, July 17, 2015, for Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. AP

 

 

Afghanistan Eid al-Fitr

Afghan men leave after Eid Al-Fitr prayers in Eid Gah mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, July 17, 2015. Eid al-Fitr prayer marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. AP

 

 

Malaysia Eid al-Fitr

Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers on a street during the first day of Muslim New Year Eid al-Fitr in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Friday, July 17, 2015. AP

 

 

Indonesia Eid al-Fitr

Muslim women attend an Eid al-Fitr prayer marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Parangkusumo beach in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Friday, July 17, 2015. AP

 

 

Albania Eid al-Fitr

Albanian Muslims take part in Eid al-Fitr prayer at Tiranas main boulevard on July 17, 2015. Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr this week, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan during which devotees are required to abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn to dusk. Getty Images

 

 

Dubai Eid al-Fitr

SHARJAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JULY 17: Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers outside Al Noor Mosque on July 17, 2015 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The Muslim holiday Eid marks the end of 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Getty Images

 

 

Thailand Eid al-Fitr

Thai Muslims follow morning prayers on the first day of Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat on July 17, 2015. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the month of Ramadan, after the sighting of the new crescent moon. Getty Images

 

 

Palestine Eid al-Fitr

Palestinian Muslim boys attend the Eid al-Fitr prayer early on July 17, 2015, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, in Gaza City's eastern suburb of Al-Shejaiya. Getty Images

 

 

Mideast Egypt Eid al-Fitr

An Egyptian girl blows bubbles as boys play in a water fountain as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 17, 2015. AP

 

 

Indonesia Eid al-Fitr

A young girl looks on as Muslim people offer special morning prayers near the Bajra Sandhi monument in Denpasar on Bali island on July 17, 2015. Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr this week, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan during which devotees are required to abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn to dusk. Getty Images

 

 

Afganistan Eid al-Fitr

An Afghan woman and children beg for alms as other leave after offering prayers at the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday which marks the end of Ramadan at the Eid Gah Mosque in Kabul on July 17, 2015 . Muslims across the world are celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan. Getty Images

 

 

Jerusalem Eid al-Fitr

A Palestinian boy walks with a balloon in front of the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on July 17, 2015, during the first day of Eid al-Fitr holidays which mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Getty Images

 

 

Pristina Eid al-Fitr

A young Kosovo Muslim yawns as she takes part in a prayer during a celebration of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan at the Sulltan Mehmet Fatih mosque in Pristina on July 17, 2015. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr this week, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan during which followers are required to abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn to dusk. Getty Images

 

 

Mideast Egypt Eid al-Fitr

Egyptians ride their motorbike as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr feast, marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 17, 2015. AP

 


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