Muslims all over the world are observing Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday, and here in Rochester, local Muslims gathered to feast and celebrate at RIT’s Gordon Field House.
Eid al-Fitr is the celebration feast at the end of the month of Ramadan, during which they have been fasting from dawn until dusk.
Local Islamic faithful say among discipline, there’s a lot to take away during the month.
“We learn self-control. We learn that it’s not as easy for other people in other parts of the world as it is for us, to be able to go out, get a bite to eat – something to eat, something to drink,” said Sareer Fazili, president of the Islamic Center of Rochester. “So it’s an amazing time of self-control for us.”
The big meal of the day was lunch, as they have not had a lunch for the last 30 days.