Dalsan Radio (Mogadishu)

25 July 2014

Somalia: Business Becomes Boosted in Mogadishu Markets As Eid-Ul-Fitr Draws Nearer

Boost in business is being felt in the markets of Mogadishu as it is just days before the celebrations of Eid-ul-Firt.

Men, women and children overcrowd the different sections of the markets for shopping purposes. All these people including the children are happy as they prepare for the great event. The supervisor of Hamarweyne Market, Osman Mohamed Awale told Dalsan Reporter that people are coming to that marker for shopping in large numbers. "Shopping increased seventy percent..Business is booming. People's morale is hundred percent okay". Same as Mogadishu, in other parts in the country, people are preparing for the Eid.

Eid-ul-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). The religious Eid is a single day during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ra

an. The day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal. This is a day when Muslims around the world show a common goal of unity. The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality. However, in most countries, it is generally celebrated on the same day as Saudi Arabia.

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