Hundreds of Muslims gathered in the roof garden of the Trindade metro station, in Porto, to mark the end of Ramadan, this Friday morning.
The Muslim community of Porto came together this Friday to mark Eid al-Fitr, a celebration that marks the end of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It was the second time that this prayer took place in this space.
In all, around three thousand people were expected, explained to JN Md Shah Alam Kazol, president of the Bangladeshi community at Invicta and of the Porto Cultural Centre. “Ramadan ended yesterday and we commemorate the end of Ramadan with a special prayer,” he said.
The prayer began at 9.30 am, after an intervention by the councilor of the Porto Chamber, Fernando Paulo. The celebration lasted about 20 minutes and even before 10 am the faithful began to demobilize.
Around 8 am, volunteers began to spread out the mats they had prayed on, to mark Eid al-Fitr, the celebration that marks the end of the Ramadan fast.
During Ramadan, Muslims fast during the day, only eating after sunset and before dawn.