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It is characterised by merrymaking, alms-giving and the observance of Eid Prayers to thank Almighty Allah for seeing Muslims through the holy month of Ramadan, during which time, they intensified their supplications and good deeds.

Sierra Leone's president Julius Maada Bio pledged to uphold religious tolerance in the Muslim majority country, as he joined Muslims to observe the feast of Eid ul Fitr on Friday.

Prayers gave way to a party-like atmosphere Friday at the SeaGate Convention Centre, where an estimated 5,000 Muslims gathered to celebrate Eid al-Fitr - the celebratory culmination of Ramadan.

The crescent of the new moon was not sighted in Saudi Arabia on May 15, so the next month of Ramadan started on May 16 instead.

A record-breaking 140,000 Muslims celebrated Eid together in Birmingham in Europe's largest celebration of its kind.

Eid is distinguished as a holy month on the Islamic calendar because it's believed to be when the first verses of the Qur'an were revealed to the prophet Mohammed.

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The North African region, also referred to as the Maghreb in Arabic, will attempt the sighting of Eid al-Fitr moon today.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has urged Muslims in the country to pray for the New Patriotic Party government and the president, Nana Akufo-Addo to enable the government to deliver its promises to Ghanaians as they celebrate this year's Eid-al-Fitr.

"We fast Ramadan because it's in the Islam religion".

"It is obvious", the parent's body said, that the decision will ruin their Eid celebrations.

Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had also extended Eid greetings to the Muslim community.

Next weekend, on June 23, London Mayor Sadiq Kahn will host the annual Eid in the Square celebration in Trafalgar Square. It is also common to visit neighbours, family members and friends, and to get together to share candies, snacks and special meals including some special dishes that are prepared specifically for Eid.

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