Region 8 Muslims Celebrate the End of Ramadan

There was cause for celebration at the Islamic Center in Jonesboro.

Muslims in Region 8 joined others around the world to celebrate Eid-al-Fitr.

The holiday marks the end of their holy month of Ramadan.

During Ramadan muslims fast each day from sunrise to sunset, practice abstinence and seek repentance and spiritual guidance.

As of today Ramadan is over but not for all muslims.

Driss El Akrich says there are other Muslim counties that are celebrating Eid-al-Fitr tomorrow because of the sighting of the moon.

If they sighted the moon last night they should be having Eid today.

If not they will finish 30 days and start Eid tomorrow.

Eid is only celebrated in large areas such as football field stadiums.

Since Jonesboro's Islamic Center is the biggest in Northeast Arkansas, a good number of Muslims came to celebrate.