Fireworks explode over the Muslim and Christian Syrian town of Maloula, north of the capital Damascus, September 13, 2009, to celebrate the eve of the Feast of the Cross, a festival to commemorate the cross used in the crucifixion of Jesus.
Eid ul-Fitr or Id-ul-Fitr (Arabic: ??? ????? ‘?du l-Fi?r), often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while Fi?r means "to break fast"; and so the holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. It is celebrated after the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, on the first day of Shawwal.
Traditional Bayram wishes from the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, stating "Love and Be Loved", in the form of mahya lights stretched across the minarets of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul
The President released a statement today to mark the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid-ul-Fitr.