Nigeria's 26 million Moslems have been celebrating the festival of Id el-Fitr which marks the end of the Ramadan month-long fast.
Nigeria's 26 million Moslems have been celebrating the festival of Id el-Fitr which marks the end of the Ramadan month-long fast. The Ramadan Fast is held during the ninth month of the Islamic year.
During the first three days of the following month Moslems throughout the world celebrate the Festival of Fast Breaking or Id el-Fitr, also known as the "Little Festival" of the Islamic year.
Nigeria's Moslem population is concentrated in the north and western areas of the country. The town of Zaria, in the northern region of Nigeria, begins the Id el-Fitr Festival in a traditional colourful style.
On the first day of the festival...known as Fellah Day...Moslems gather at the prayer ground.
More than thirty thousand people turned out to attend the early morning prayers in the prayer ground at Zaria this year.
The prayers were followed by displays of horsemanship watched by the leader of the Moslem community, the Emir Alhaji Ahmadu Bakori.