Feasts, gifts and sweets mark Eid Ul-Fitr celebrations

India | | August 30, 2011, 6:50 pm
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Muslim women a girl show their hands decorated with Henna, after Eid ul-Fitr prayers in Bucharest, Romania, August 30, 2011. More than 2,000 Muslim men and women joined prayers at a stadium in the Romanian capital, in the largest Muslim public gathering to date. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Muslim women a girl show their hands decorated with Henna, after Eid ul-Fitr prayers in Bucharest, Romania, August 30, 2011. More than 2,000 Muslim men and women joined prayers at a stadium in the Romanian capital, in the largest Muslim public gathering to date. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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A Muslim girl shows her mehndi applied hands ahead of Eid-ul-Fitar at market in Srinagar on Monday. PTI Photo by S Irfan

A Muslim girl shows her mehndi applied hands ahead of Eid-ul-Fitar at market in Srinagar on Monday. PTI Photo by S Irfan

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Muslims shop for Eid-ul-Fitar at market in Srinagar on Monday. PTI Photo by S Irfan

Muslims shop for Eid-ul-Fitar at market in Srinagar on Monday. PTI Photo by S Irfan

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A vendor selling vermicelli ahead of Eid-ul-Fitar at market in Srinagar on Monday. PTI Photo by S Irfan

A vendor selling vermicelli ahead of Eid-ul-Fitar at market in Srinagar on Monday. PTI Photo by S Irfan

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, left, attend Eid ul-Fitr prayers in the West Bank city of Ramallah August 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, left, attend Eid ul-Fitr prayers in the West Bank city of Ramallah August 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

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Muslims shop for Eid-ul-Fitar at market in Srinagar on Monday. PTI Photo by S Irfan

Muslims shop for Eid-ul-Fitar at market in Srinagar on Monday. PTI Photo by S Irfan

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Members of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslims offering namaz as they observe Eid-ul-Fitr, at masjid Aliganj in Bhopal in Tuesday. PTI Photo

Members of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslims offering namaz as they observe Eid-ul-Fitr, at masjid Aliganj in Bhopal in Tuesday. PTI Photo

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Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan during which Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset.

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan during which Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset.

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An Egyptian Muslim girl plays with balloons after Eid ul-Fitr prayers that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

An Egyptian Muslim girl plays with balloons after Eid ul-Fitr prayers that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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An Egyptian man holds balloons as he sits on top of Omar Makram statue as he celebrates Eid ul-Fitr that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, August 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

An Egyptian man holds balloons as he sits on top of Omar Makram statue as he celebrates Eid ul-Fitr that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, August 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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Miri, a 6 year old Muslim girl covers her face, as she attends Eid ul-Fitr prayers in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Miri, a 6 year old Muslim girl covers her face, as she attends Eid ul-Fitr prayers in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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A Muslim woman shows her hand decorated with Henna, after Eid ul-Fitr prayers in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011. More than 2,000 Muslim men and women joined prayers at a stadium in the Romanian capital, in the largest Muslim public gathering to date. Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

A Muslim woman shows her hand decorated with Henna, after Eid ul-Fitr prayers in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011. More than 2,000 Muslim men and women joined prayers at a stadium in the Romanian capital, in the largest Muslim public gathering to date. Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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Filipino Muslims gather for an early morning prayer celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, at the Quirino grandstand in Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, August 30, 2011. (AP PHoto/Pat Roque)

Filipino Muslims gather for an early morning prayer celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, at the Quirino grandstand in Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, August 30, 2011. (AP PHoto/Pat Roque)

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A boy stands among Muslim immigrants attending Eid ul-Fitr prayers that mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Athens on August 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)

A boy stands among Muslim immigrants attending Eid ul-Fitr prayers that mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Athens on August 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)

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A Bangladeshi Muslim woman tries to board an overcrowded train to head home ahead of Eid ul-Fitr in Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman)

A Bangladeshi Muslim woman tries to board an overcrowded train to head home ahead of Eid ul-Fitr in Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman)

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Russian Muslims attend Eid al-Fitr prayers that mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan outside the main Mosque in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)

Russian Muslims attend Eid al-Fitr prayers that mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan outside the main Mosque in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)

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Miri, a 6 year old Muslim girl, poses for a picture after Eid ul-Fitr prayers in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Miri, a 6 year old Muslim girl, poses for a picture after Eid ul-Fitr prayers in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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Nigeria Muslim offers prayers during Eid ul-Fitr that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the central mosque in Abuja, Nigeria August 30, 2011. ((AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Nigeria Muslim offers prayers during Eid ul-Fitr that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the central mosque in Abuja, Nigeria August 30, 2011. ((AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, prays during the Eid ul-Fitr prayer at Hafez al-Assad mosque, in Damascus, Syria, on Tuesday August 30, 2011. (AP Photo/SANA)

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, prays during the Eid ul-Fitr prayer at Hafez al-Assad mosque, in Damascus, Syria, on Tuesday August 30, 2011. (AP Photo/SANA)

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Bosnian Muslim children smile as they count money, collected as a gift from older villagers, a traditional part of the celebrations of Eid ul-Fitr in the village of Vranduk, 80 kms north of the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

Bosnian Muslim children smile as they count money, collected as a gift from older villagers, a traditional part of the celebrations of Eid ul-Fitr in the village of Vranduk, 80 kms north of the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)