In Pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid as Ramadhan ends

Muslim faithful hold prayers to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr at Tononoka grounds in Mombasa on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. [Kelvin Karani, Standard]

Muslim faithful gathered across the country to begin the celebration of Eid al-Fitr as they mark the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadhan.

On Wednesday, Muslims across the country joined communal prayers on the streets and inside mosques.

The celebrations were marked countrywide as huge crowds were first spotted at Tononoka grounds in Mombasa.

Muslims during Eid prayers at Masjid Mosque, South C, Nairobi. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]

In the capital Nairobi, Muslims gathered at Masjid mosque in South C, Sir Ali Muslim Club, Pangani, and other places to mark Idd.

Others gathered at Nyeri DEB Muslim Primary School and Jamia Mosque in Kisii town. 

Eid ul-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of the 10th month in the Islamic calendar.

Eid means a "festival" or "feast" in Arabic hence Eid ul-Fitr, meaning "the feast of breaking the fast."

The fast is the Ramadhan which recalls the revealing of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad and requires Muslims to fast from sunrise to sundown for a month.

Muslim faithful hold prayers to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr at Jamia Mosque in Kisii town. [Sammy Omingo, Standard]

The three-day-long festival includes special morning prayers as people greet each other with "Eid Mubarak," meaning "Blessed Eid" and with formal embraces.

Muslims usually celebrate with a family reunion as sweet dishes are prepared at home and gifts are given to children and those in need.

In addition, they are also encouraged to forgive and seek forgiveness.

Muslims gather to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr at Jamia Mosque in Kisii town. [Sammy Omingo, Standard]

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