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Ghana joins global community to mark Eid-ul Fitr

Muslims across the world celebrate Eid-ul Fitr today.

Eid al-Fitr is the religious holiday which marks the end of Ramadan and a month of fasting for Muslims.

It marks the end of 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan.

Eid Mubarak is a greeting and phrase used by Muslims during Eid and means ‘blessed Eid’.

Eid al-Fitr is held at the start of the following month, which is called Shawwall and translates to mean the “festival of breaking the fast”.

In Muslim community in Ghana, it is common for the streets to be decorated to commemorate the end of the holy month.

Children are dressed in new clothes and offered gifts and money to celebrate the occasion.

Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam – known as Sawm.

The five pillars are the five obligations every Muslim must satisfy in order to live a good and responsible life according to Islam.

The day will begin with Muslim prayers across the country followed by merry making.

GBCONLINE wishes the Muslim community a Happy Eid UI-Mubarak.

Compiled by GBC’s Ruth Abla Adjorlolo.


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