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Eid-al-Fitr marks end of Ramadan

Thursday, September 9, 2010 | 9:40 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — On Friday, Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Fitr, a festival that breaks the month-long Ramadan fast. It is the first of two annual Muslim holidays and is observed with communal prayers around the country, the Islamic Center of Central Missouri said in a press release.

The Islamic Center is hosting an Eid celebration with a congregational prayer and sermon followed by refreshments. The center invites the community to join at 9 a.m. Friday in the Windsor Ballroom at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia.

Muslims will exchange gifts and visit with other members of the community during the day, the press release said. Because this is a religious event, the Islamic Center requests that guests dress modestly.


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