Interfaith Event Marks Eid Al-Fitr at Texas Capitol

11:09 - April 20, 2024
News ID: 3488003
IQNA – People from different faiths and background convened at the Texas Capitol on Friday to celebrate Eid al-Fitr with the Muslim community.


The third annual ‘Eid Celebration at the Capitol’ took place to mark Eid ul-Fitr (EED-al-FITTER)– the “feast of fast breaking” to celebrate the end of Ramadan, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Austin) said in a news release.

“We initiated this program at the Capitol so that we can celebrate with the broader Austin community. Everyone is invited,” said CAIR Operations Manager Shaimaa Zayan. “All of the activities are free and open to everyone, whatever their background, religion or culture.”

The celebration featured different booths, where guests enjoyed free food, Islamic art, Henna design and Arabic calligraphy, all while learning about Islam and Ramadan.

Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, celebrates the conclusion of 29 or 30 days of fasting from dawn to sunset.

The first day of the month of Shawwal on the lunar calendar is called Eid al-Fitr, which is marked when the first crescent of the new moon is sighted.