Muslims Celebrate End of Ramadan

December 28, 2000

Source: The Times-Picayune

On December 28, 2000, The Times-Picayune reported the gathering 5000 of New Orleans Muslims on the West Bank to celebrate the end of Ramadan in a day of prayer, social events and feasting called the Eid-ul-Fitr. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn until dusk, many meet at night to pray, and many give special gifts to charity, "believing their merit magnified during Ramadan."