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Thousands attend Eid Al Fitr celebrations in Jersey City

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Thousands of Muslims hailing from Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, gathered for Eid prayers.

The celebration took place at Lincoln Park in Jersey City, New Jersey, on April 10, 2024, commemorating Eid Al-Fitr, signifying the end of Ramadan.

Thousands attend Eid Al Fitr celebrations in Jersey City
Thousands pray at the Eid-ul-Fitar celebration held in Lincoln Park, NJ, April 10, 2024. PHOTO: Mohammed Jaffer, Snapsindia

The inaugural prayers were led by Shaiq Aala of the Al Tawheed Islamic Center on West Side Avenue in Jersey City.

Thousands attend Eid Al Fitr celebrations in Jersey City
Former NJ Governor James McGreevey, currently running for Mayor of Jersey City, with members of the Muslim community, celebrating Eid-ul-Fitar, at Lincoln Park, NJ, April 10, 2024 PHOTO: Mohammed Jaffer, Snapsindia

Notable figures

Notable figures from the community, including former New Jersey Governor and current Jersey City Mayoral Candidate James Edward McGreevey, attended the event. They extended greetings to the Muslim community.

The significance of the Lincoln Park gathering, portraying Eid al-Fitr as a time for spiritual renewal and communal celebration. “It served as a poignant representation of the vibrant Islamic culture thriving within Hudson County,” organizers said.

Eid al-Fitr, translated as “the celebration of breaking the fast,” holds profound importance for Muslims worldwide. It symbolizes gratitude and reflection after a month of daily fasting from dawn till sunset.

The celebration, besides its religious importance, also prompts reflection on the struggles of the less fortunate, nurturing empathy within society.

Thousands attend Eid Al Fitr celebrations in Jersey City
Jersey City Council President Joyce Watterman speaking at the April 10, 2024, Eid-ul-Fitar celebration held in Lincoln Park, NJ. PHOTO: Mohammed Jaffer, Snapsindia

Other local officials present at the event included, among others, Jersey City Councilman Yousef J. Saleh, City Council President Joyce Watterman.

A native of the Jersey Heights, Councilman Saleh’s participation underscored his deep-seated ties to the community and highlighted his Palestinian heritage. He further emphasizing the unity and strength inherent within Hudson County’s Muslim community.

Organizers highlighted the event as a public display of solidarity and resilience, showcasing Jersey City’s unwavering commitment to diverse communities.

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