IN PHOTOS: Filipino Muslims break fast at start of Eid'l Fitr

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino Muslims, like the rest of the Islamic world, started celebrating the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Wednesday, June 5. 

Eid'l Fitr or the Feast of the Breaking of Fast marks the conclusion of Ramadan, a monthlong period of fasting from sunrise to sunset to seek forgiveness of sins, increase self control, and exercise charity.  (READ: FAST FACTS: What you should know about Eid'l Fitr, end of Ramadan)

Eid'l Fitr would have been celebrated as early as Tuesday morning, June 4 but the Islamic moonsighting committees reported no sighting of the new moon on Monday evening, June 3.

OBLIGATORY. A Muslim women takes a selfie before praying during the Eid'l Fitr celebration at the Blue Mosque in Taguig City. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

OBLIGATORY. A Muslim women takes a selfie before praying during the Eid'l Fitr celebration at the Blue Mosque in Taguig City.

Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

FAMILY AFFAIR. Muslims gather at the Quezon City Memorial Circle after sunrise (above) while mothers bring along their babies in Baguio City for the Edi'l Fitr celebration. Photos by Angie de Silva and Mau Victa/Rappler

FAMILY AFFAIR. Muslims gather at the Quezon City Memorial Circle after sunrise (above) while mothers bring along their babies in Baguio City for the Edi'l Fitr celebration.

Photos by Angie de Silva and Mau Victa/Rappler

CELEBRATION. Muslim women of Marawi City give each other a hug after the Eid prayers (above) while families spend the rest of the morning at the Luneta Park in Manila. Photos by Martin San Diego and Inoue Jaena/Rappler

CELEBRATION. Muslim women of Marawi City give each other a hug after the Eid prayers (above) while families spend the rest of the morning at the Luneta Park in Manila.

Photos by Martin San Diego and Inoue Jaena/Rappler

GOLDEN MOSQUE. Muslims pray outside during Eid'l Fitr prayers at the Globo de Oro mosque in Quiapo, Manila. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

GOLDEN MOSQUE. Muslims pray outside during Eid'l Fitr prayers at the Globo de Oro mosque in Quiapo, Manila.

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

ALL WOMEN. Mothers and daughters in their fineries pray at the Blue Mosque in Taguig City. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

ALL WOMEN. Mothers and daughters in their fineries pray at the Blue Mosque in Taguig City.

Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

 

FEAST. A child brings out the meal to be shared at the Eid celebration (above); early on, Maranao men slaughter a cow donated by a government agency to be shared among those settled at the Sarimanok tent city in Marawi. Photos by Martin San Diego and Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

FEAST. A child brings out the meal to be shared at the Eid celebration (above); early on, Maranao men slaughter a cow donated by a government agency to be shared among those settled at the Sarimanok tent city in Marawi.

Photos by Martin San Diego and Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

 – Rappler.com