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Brighton and Hove Muslims celebrate Eid
5:30pm Friday 9th August 2013 in News
Millions of Muslims across the world celebrated a holy festival yesterday.
The Islamic celebration of Eid marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan – a month-long fasting period from sunrise to sunset.
This year's month of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam, lasted for 30 days.
The length of the celebration is based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon and, when finished, many Muslims eat fast-breaking meals that include a variety of different foods. In Brighton yesterday, thousands of Muslims gathered at Mosques for prayer and celebration to mark Eid’s arrival.
Sunny Chowdhury, of the Brighton District Bangladeshi Shomity, said: “Ramadan is a time for reflection, prayer and self-discipline.
“We gathered at various Mosques across the city yesterday to pray and celebrate a happy Eid Mubarak. Eid brings families together and focuses on forgiving and forgetting.”
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