Utahns celebrate the end of Ramadan

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SANDY -- Utah's Muslim community joined an estimated one billion people across the world Sunday to celebrate the end of Ramadan.

"This day has come into existence for those individuals that have fasted for the whole month. They get to celebrate. Basically it's like a day of Christmas," said Muhammad Mehgar, who is with the Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake.

Each year Muslims participate in the Holy Month of Ramadan. During that time they fast every day from sunrise to sunset, and spend their days concentrating on the Quran and helping the less fortunate.

At the end of 30 days, they have a big celebration and feast to break the fast. That's what happened Sunday at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy.

"It's a day when we can all get together. We share good food. We dress up the best we can. And we try to create a much more happy environment for our community and people alike," said Mehgar.

The celebration, known as Eid al Fitr, isn't just for Muslims. The community also invited members of other faiths to join in.


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