Turkish Americans Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

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July 6, 2016, Washington D.C. — Turkish-American communities across the United States, including the TAA and its member organizations marked the culmination of the Holy Month of Ramadan. Special Eid al-Fitr prayers were held on was offered early in the morning, followed by celebrations with families and friends, both old and new.

Eid al-Fitr which is an important religious holiday for the Muslim world and Turkish people, who celebrate it by visiting relatives and friends as well as by hosting their loved ones at their own houses. It is also an important and joyous time, for the children, their day is filled with consuming candy and receiving gifts, usually small amounts of money from their elders.

This year, Eid al-Fitr was celebrated on the July 5th-7th. During the celebration, guests had the opportunity to have conversations with their friends and to congratulate others on their completion of Ramadan. Food stands were set up, which including Turkish tea and coffee, cotton candy, popcorn, traditional Turkish pastries and ice cream. Bouncing castles were also set up for children to play as well.

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