The communal prayers mark the beginning of the Eid ul-Fitr, or “feast of fast breaking” holiday, according to CAIR.
Muslims exchange social visits to strengthen family and community bonds. Many communities hold bazaars and other activities following the prayers.
Ramadan is the month on the Islamic lunar calendar when Muslims abstain from food, drink and other “sensual pleasures” from dawn to sunset, according to CAIR.
Eid ul-Fitr is the first of two major Muslim holidays.
The second is Eid ul-Adha, called the “Sacrifice Feast.” It begins the evening of Sept. 1 and ends the evening of Sept. 5.
There are an estimated 22,000 observant Muslims in the San Diego area.
City News Service contributed to this article.
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