Saturday, 13 October 2007

Eid al-Fitr

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Eid al-Fitr is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. The 2007 Eid al-Fitr took place, for some on Friday, October 12th and others Saturday, October 13th. For Muslims, the holiday is a joyous occasion with important religious significance, celebrating of the achievement of enhanced piety. It is a day of forgiveness, moral victory, peace of congregation, fellowship, brotherhood and unity.

To mark the occasion, the New York Times features the above photograph of Muslims attending prayers for Eid al-Fitr in Lanzhou, China, in the northwestern province of Gansu.