After a long 29 days of muslims fasting all over the world it has finally come to and end.Ramadan ends with the festival of Eid al-Fitr, which in 2013 occurs on August 9. Literally the “Festival of Breaking the Fast,” Eid al-Fitr is one of the two most important Islamic celebrations.
On this day people dress in their finest clothes, adorn their homes with lights and decorations, give treats to children, and enjoy visits with friends and family. The ambience of this day is felt days before with people in and out of the Banjul and Serrekunda Markets preparing for the day.
A sense of generosity and gratitude colors these festivities. Although charity and good deeds are always important in Islam, they have special significance at the end of Ramadan. As the month draws to a close, Muslims are obligated to share their blessings.
On behalf of the entire Gambia.com team we wish all Gambians and Muslims around the world a blessed Eid.