San Diego Muslims Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr (Photos)
Thursday, July 31, 2014
City Heights Muslims gathered in the Little Mogadishu district of their community Monday to break 30 days of fasting for Ramadan, the Islamic holy month during which worshippers don't eat or drink from sunup to sundown and reflect on their faith and community.
The celebration marking the close of Ramadan is called the Eid al-Fitr and ran through Tuesday. Muslims came together for prayer, traditional meals and gifts at mosques and other gathering points throughout the county, including Qualcomm Stadium. Estimates for the number of Muslims in the county vary from 22,000 to more than 140,000.
Featured photos from Monday's festivities in City Heights were taken by young photographers who participate in The AjA Project, including one who showed her own family's celebration.
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