1999 News Story

Eid Al-Fitr Celebrations in the United States

Around 14,000 Muslims gathered yesterday at the expo center in Chantilly in Northern Virginia for prayers, food and fun at celebrations for the Eid Al-Fitr. The aim of the event was to create a family atmosphere where people can enjoy themselves and spend time with family-members and friends.

Meanwhile, on Monday, January 18, Muslims celebrated the first day of Eid at mosques and Islamic Centers in a number of cities all over the United States. In Washington DC, Eid prayers were performed at the area's many mosques as well as at the Islamic Center on Massachusetts Avenue.