Albania's Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Tirana's new square

Eid Al Fitr Prayers Tirana’s main boulevard Albanian | entertainmentmesh

Muslims across Albania celebrate Sunday the Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, or the month of fasting, prayers and reading of Qur'an.

Thousands of believers joined early Sunday the celebrations and Eid prayers organized in the capital's main square where they exchanged greetings and shared joy, emotions of this great day, local media reported.

The ceremony was held this year on the new “Skenderbej” square, while praying started at 06:00.

The Head of the Albanian Muslim Community, Skender Mucaj, did not forget to appeal devotees on the voting day.

"The holiday of Eid al-Fitr is the relief of soul, it is the inner satisfaction that derives from the hope of fulfilling the worship and receiving the forgiveness of Allah," Skender Brucaj, head of Albania's Muslim Community, said during the ceremony.

According to 2011 census, 58.79 percent of Albania's population adheres to Islam, making it the largest religion in the country.

On this occasion, Albania's President, Bujar Nishani and many others senior officials conveyed messages of congratulations of Eid Al-Fitr to Albanian and all Muslims worldwide.