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    Eid'l Fitr, the Festival of Breaking Fast, is for children

    July 17, 2015
    Manila, Philippines

    Much of the Muslim world celebrated the end of the holy month of Ramadan, including in the Philippines, on Friday, July 17.

    Various mosques in Metro Manila, among them the major ones, such as Blue Mosque in Maharlika Village, Taguig City; Golden Mosque in Quiapo, Manila; Salam Mosque in Tandang Sora, Quezon City; Islamic Center Mosque also in Quiapo, and some open fields like Rizal Park (Luneta) in Manila and Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City were filled to the seams by worshipers for the early morning communal prayer that marked the start of the three-day post-Ramadan celebration.

    Ramadan 1436 (2015) started on June 18.

    Yes, Eid'l Fitr is for children. Parents came with their children, even infants to savor the spirit of the Eid'l Fitr, the first of Islam's only two major festivals.

    The second one is Eid'l Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice, celebrated during the annual Hajj, the Pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
    Thursday, July 16, was the last (29th day) of Ramadan after the crescent moon of the month of Shawwal was seen in the Philippines and in Saudi Arabia.

    Being a lunar calendar, every month of Hijrah starts and ends with the sighting of the crescent moon to complete a lunar cycle. Muslim month is either 29 or 30 days.

    Here are some images from Blue Mosque. #
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