Eid al-Adha

March 17, 2000

Source: The Washington Post

On March 17, 2000, The Washington Post reported that more than 20,000 worshipers from Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. gathered at the Capital Expo Center in western Fairfax County, Virginia for Eid al-Adha celebrations. The gathering of Muslims for Eid al-Adha will be the largest ever in the Washington area, which has seen a remarkable growth in the Muslim population. The article reports that there are approximately 300,000 Muslims living in the Washington area.