East Texas Muslims celebrated one of the religion's major holidays by gathering as a community to pray, eat and have some fun.

Hundreds of people were expected to attend the activities at The Oil Palace on Sunday.

Eid al-Fitr is the three-day holiday when Muslims thank God for enabling them to complete another Ramadan. It began Saturday evening and ends Tuesday evening.

During Ramadan, which this year lasted from May 26 to June 24, Muslims fasted from food, drink and physical intimacy from sunrise until sunset.

In addition to the time for spiritual reflection on Sunday, scheduled activities included sharing a meal together and games for the children. At night, the community planned to gather for fireworks.

-Emily Guevara

 

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