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Imam Abdul Latif Azom is with the Islamic Center of North Detroit in Detroit’s Banglatown neighborhood.
He says people dress up for Eid Al-Fitr, attend the mosque for prayer, and meet with family and friends.
“They go to their family and friends and they even go to the neighbors and share their Eid gifts,” Azom says. “Sometimes they exchange or sometimes they exchange the food.”
He says people are eager to spend a more communal Eid this year after two years of COVID-19.
“Last two years we couldn’t do nothing, and this year we go visit our loved ones and relatives.”
He says mosques are holding indoor and outdoor activities.
“This year we are trying to have different open areas, parks and other places [for events],” Azom says. “Many masajids (mosques) are doing festivals outside.”