Muslims Mark End of Holy Month

July 18, 2015 10:13 AM
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Muslims around the world are celebrating the three-day Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. The beginning and the end of the month is determined by the sighting of the new moon. Most Arab countries and Indonesia declared Friday the first day of Eid this year, but in Oman, Morocco and India, the holiday starts on Saturday. Zlatica Hoke reports most celebrations begin with a special prayer in mosques or in open-air areas.