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In pics: Ramadan ends, Mumbai celebrates Eid-al-Fitr

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mumbai Updated: Jun 26, 2017 14:32 IST
HT Correspondent
Turbhe’s Muslims congregate at the APMC market.
Turbhe’s Muslims congregate at the APMC market.(Bachchan Kumar)

Eid Mubarak, Mumbai!

Muslims across the country are celebrating Eid-al-Fitr, the festival marks the culmination of fasting and the holy month of Ramzan, today.

Muslims offer namaz on Eid-al-Fitr at Madanpura Badi Sunni Masjid in Madanpura. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)

Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is observed as a fasting period by Muslims who abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset.

Namaz being offered outside the iconic Bandra station. (Kunal Patil)

The fast is broken with a meal called Iftar, which includes food prepared exclusively for the occasion. It is a time for grand eating and merrymaking.

Muslims in Madanpura celebrating the occasion. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)

Eid or Eid al-Fitr marks the beginning of the next month, Shawwal.