Publish date10 Apr 2024 - 10:12
Story Code : 631318

Iranians celebrate Eid al-Fitr, end to fasting month of Ramadan

Millions of Iranians across the country have celebrated major Islamic occasion Eid al-Fitr that marks the end to the fasting month of Ramadan.
Iranians celebrate Eid al-Fitr, end to fasting month of Ramadan
Naqareh drums were played at the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS), the eighth Shia Imam, in Iran's northeastern city of Mashhad on Wednesday morning, and Muslim worshippers who had fasted for a month took part in Eid prayers there and across the country early in the morning marking the end of Ramadan – the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.

In the capital, Tehran, people gathered at the Imam Khomeini Mosalla (Congregational Prayers Site) to perform Eid al-Fitr prayers. Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei led the prayers.

Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims around the world. It marks the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan.

The occasion falls on the first day of the 10th lunar calendar month of Shawwal, the start of which varies based on the sighting of the new moon by local religious authorities.

Eid al-Fitr has a particular Salat (Islamic prayer) which is generally offered in an open field or a large hall with congregation in attendance.
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