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Millions of Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Posted August 19th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Millions of Muslims are celebrating the Eid al-Fitr festival that ends the fasting month of Ramadan, by participating in feasts, family reunions and other festivities. In Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, worshippers packed into mosques before dawn Sunday, the first day of the festival. Thousands attended prayers at Jakarta’s Al Azhar mosque. Afghan […]

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Muslims Around the World Start Eid al-Fitr Celebrations

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the three-day holiday that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Observers of Islam in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh started marking the holiday on Wednesday by gathering in mosques for prayers. Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim majority country, began Eid al-Fitr celebrations on Wednesday. […]

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Indonesians Celebrate Eid Untroubled by Day’s Delay

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Muslims flocked to mosques across Indonesia on Wednesday to celebrate the end of Ramadan a day after most other Muslims — and a day later than they themselves expected. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was among the thousands who celebrated Eid al Fitr at the Istiqlal Grand mosque in Jakarta, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. […]

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Eid al-Fitr Marked Around Globe

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a three-day holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Observers of Islam in Egypt, Syria and several other Arab countries started marking the holiday Tuesday by crowding into mosques for prayers. Muslims in several non-Arab countries including Russia, Turkey and Afghanistan also began […]

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Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a three-day holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Observers of Islam in Egypt, Syria and several other Arab countries started marking the holiday Tuesday by crowding into mosques for prayers. Muslims in several non-Arab countries including Russia, Turkey and Afghanistan also began […]

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Muslims Around Globe Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a three-day holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Observers of Islam in Egypt, Syria and several other Arab countries started marking the holiday Tuesday by crowding into mosques for prayers. Muslims in several non-Arab countries, including Russia and Turkey, also began Eid […]

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Late Eid Postponement Creates Confusion in Indonesia

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Shopkeepers and residents in Indonesia scrambled to rearrange their schedules in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation Tuesday after the government announced a last-minute change in the Eid al-Fitr festival. Indonesians had prepared for days to celebrate the festival, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, on Tuesday along with most of […]

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Most Muslims to Begin Eid Holiday Tuesday

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, a three-day holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Religious authorities in Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest sites, said the new moon has been sighted and that Ramadan ends Monday with the Eid feast to begin the next day. Egypt […]

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