Eid ul Fitr in New York

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid ul Fitr in pictures

Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated around the world as the world is celebrating the Muslim festival after the holy month of Ramadhan.

One of the most celebrated holidays for the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims and traditionally a time for family and festivities.

Eid ul Fitr, which commemorates the “festival of breaking the fast”, is a religious holiday and last for three days when Muslims will give thanks to Allah and exchange small gifts and cards. Followed by lavish feast.

Thousands of Muslims living in Moscow gathered in and outside the city’s grand mosque to pray. Security was high and mounted police patrolled the streets.

The Moscow Cathedral Mosque, which has capacity for 10,000 people, was packed with worshippers.

In Turkey, President Tayyip Erdogan prayed at Istanbul’s huge new Camlica mosque, which he formally inaugurated last month.

People pray outside of a mosque called the Masjid at-Taqwa for Eid-ul-Fitr prayer in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. 

In most Muslim nations the Eid ul Fitr holiday traditionally lasts between one to three days and is eagerly anticipated after the month of fasting.

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