Muslims Mark Eid-Ul-Fitr In Yambio

Hundreds of Muslims gathered at Yambio to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Muslims Mark Eid-Ul-Fitr In Yambio
Muslims gathered at Yambio Freedom Square for Eid-ul-Fitr Prayers [Gurtong| Joseph Nashion]

By Joseph Nashion

YAMBIO, 20 August 2012 [Gurtong] - The Muslim faithful flocked at Yambio Freedom Square to pray and feast to mark the end of Ramadan.

Those who spoke to Gurtong called for unity and generosity as they marked Eid-Ul-Fitr with prayers.

The Director for Religious Affairs Richard Ruben said this is a very special day for all people to unite and thank God.

He said that the unity among Muslims is usually seen during such moments when we come together to pray.

Others said that there is one God and all should unite and work in peace.

Ruden said that the fasting period had been peaceful and urged the citizens to maintain peace even during the Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations.

The Yambio County Commissioner John Kuze congratulated the Muslims for having completed the period successful.

Kuze said all the Muslim community in the state should know that the transitional constitution supports each and every person to practice his region freely adding that the state has reinforced security and everyone should feel at home.

President Salva Kiir is among leaders who sent goodwill messages to the Muslim faithful as they marked the important day in their calendar.

South Sudan has declared a public holiday in honour of the event that is marked globally.

During Ramadan, Muslim’s fast from dawn until sunset, refraining from consuming food and drinking liquids.

Fasting for Muslims during Ramadan also includes the increased offering of prayers and recitation of the Quran.

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