Millions of Iranians mark Eid al-Fitr nationwide

Millions of Iranians attend special communal prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, July 29, 2014.

Millions of Iranians along with other Muslims in numerous countries are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a joyous feast which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Shortly after the sunrise on Tuesday, Iranian people turned out en masse throughout the country to take part in the occasion’s special communal prayers.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei led the Eid al-Fitr prayers at 8:30 a.m. local time (0400 GMT) at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Grand Prayer Grounds (Mosalla).

The Leader also made an address to the large crowd of people following the prayers.

In a Monday message, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani extended his felicitations to the heads of state and people of the Muslim countries who observed the occasion on Monday.

The first day of the month of Shawwal on the lunar calendar is called Eid al-Fitr, which is decided when the first crescent of a new moon is sighted. During the Eid, Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to sermons and give Zakat al-Fitr or donations to the poor.

‌By Press TV

 

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