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Eid al-Fitr celebration

Eid al-Fitr celebration

Members of Dunedin’s Malaysian community celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, in October 2009. About 400 people gathered to mark the end of the Muslim month of fasting. In New Zealand Islam is the most common religion professed by Malays; it is the state religion in Malaysia.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 6 October 2009, p. 6
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Carl Walrond, 'Malaysians and Singaporeans - Malaysian culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 August 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 1 Oct 2015