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Eid al-Fitr Brings Thousands Together in Jersey City’s Lincoln Park



Thousands of Muslims gathered in Lincoln Park, Jersey City, to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan with a day of prayer, feasting, and unity. This event highlights the vibrant Islamic culture within Hudson County, and reflects the broader inclusivity and diversity that Jersey City prides itself on.

Eid al-Fitr, which translates to “the celebration of breaking the fast,” is a time of joy and thanksgiving for Muslims around the world. It follows a month of fasting from dawn to sunset, intended to bring the faithful closer to God and to remind them of the suffering of the less fortunate. The celebration in Lincoln Park not only served as a spiritual gathering, but also as a public demonstration of the unity and strength within the Muslim community in Hudson County.

This year’s celebration was especially notable for the presence of Jersey City Councilman Yousef J. Saleh. Born and raised in the Heights, Councilman Saleh’s attendance underscored his deep roots in the community and highlighted his Palestinian heritage.