The fast turns into feast: Muslims celebrate Eid ul-Fitr

30 Jul 2014

After the holy month of Ramadan ends with the sighting of a new moon, the world's Muslims unite in prayer for the first day of Eid ul-Fitr. The faithful draw near, from Jerusalem to Jakarta, Dhaka to Beijing, for morning prayers to mark the three-day festival - the Feast of Breaking the Fast. Gone is the dawn-to-dusk fasting and abstinence. Now is the time for new clothes to be bought, perfumes to be worn and for families and friends to join together. For Eid ul-Fitr is also known as the Sugar Feast.