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Monday, September 28, 2009

'Idilfitri Around The World

Eid is an Arabic word meaning ‘festivity’, while Fitr means ‘to break fast’; and so the holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. It is celebrated after the end of the Islamic month of Ramazan, on the first day of Shawwal. Street vendors sell fresh Bangladesh currency notes during Ramazan in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Muslims buy bundles of fresh currency by paying an extra margin from these vendors and distribute the same among children as Eid

Pakistani girls showing their hands decked with traditional mehndi (henna)

An Egyptian worker makes traditional sweets ‘Kahk’ in preparation for the Eid al-Fitr festival, at a bakery in Cairo

A Kashmiri girl gets her hand decorated with henna ahead of Eid al-Fitr in Srinagar, Indian-Administered Kashmir

A Muslim woman shops for bangles in Hyderabad, India

Indonesian Muslim women take part in a lantern parade in Malang, East Java, late on September 19, 2009 to mark the end of holy fasting month of Ramazan

Pakistani Muslims climb onto a train as they head for their home towns ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr to celebrate along with their families, in Lahore

Palestinian Ahmed Ali, 15, plays with a homemade sparkler, during celebrations of Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the West Bank refugee camp of Al-Amari, near Ramallah

Saudis attend Eid al-Fitr prayers, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramazan in Central Riyadh

Afghans hug each other after offering Eid al-Fitr prayer in Kabul, Afghanistan

Indonesian Muslim women attend Eid al-Fitr prayers at Parangkusumo beach outside Yogyakarta, Central Java

A child stands amidst Muslims praying as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr at the Agora site of the Olympic Complex in Athens

Albanian Muslims attend prayers on Eid al-Fitr near the Et’hem Beu mosque in Tirana September 20, 2009

People pray in the open area of a mosque on the first day of Eid al-fitr in Cairo September 20, 2009

Filipino Muslim women embrace following prayers celebrating the start of the three-day Eid al-Fitr feast in Manila on September 20, 2009. About five percent of Filipinos are Muslim, making them the largest minority in the mainly Roman Catholic nation

source: The Current Affairs

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