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Photographer's Note

Today is the Islamic holiday of Eid ul-Fitr in Suriname too as celebrating in many countries in world. Approximately % 15 population of Suriname is Muslim Javanese. Javanese people ("imported" from the former Dutch East Indies) make up 15% of Suriname during Dutch colonization.

They were at “Presidential Square” in the morning today, for their holy pray.

You can see also part of men prayers in my workshop photo while them sitting and waiting praying time that included two historical buildings of Suriname “Presidential Palace” and “Clock Tower”

I’m also celebrating Ramadan festivals of my friends.

Eid ul-Fitr (*)

The Islamic holiday of Eid ul-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر) marks the end of the fasting period of Ramadan and the beginning of the following month. Eid ul-Fitr means the Festival of Breaking the Fasts. On the day of the Eid, congregational prayers are held in mosques or Islamic community centers, and before the prayer begins, Muslims must give a certain amount for charity (provided they are financially capable) known as "Zakatul Fitr". The prayer is two rakaahs only, and it is an optional prayer as opposed to the compulsory 5 daily prayers. Following the prayers, people congratulate and embrace one another, eating special foods and sweets at a mosque, community centre, or at people's houses with festive moods and atmospheres. Gifts are exchanged (especially given to children), and Muslims dress in their best clothing on this day.

(*) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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