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Eid ul-Fitr: Ramadan's Sweet Ending

Shomial Ahmad, is an Asian American from Texas, one of our UT graduates, and one of the UT Ten that aided in the creation of The Center for Asian American Studies.

Posted: October 12, 2007
This is a sweet time of year for Muslims. Literally. Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, a month of sunrise-to-sunset fasting. In Pakistan, the country from which my parents emigrated, it is called the "festival of sweets."

I will celebrate the holiday, one of the biggest on the Muslim calendar, with my parents and their friends, whom I affectionately call aunties and uncles, in my hometown of Fort Worth, Texas.

Soon after the new moon is sighted — expected this year at the end of the week — I'll be sampling an endless supply of homemade, sweet things.
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