• Short Summary

    On Monday (30 November) thousands of Moslems in Southern Nigeria celebrated the Eid-El-Fitri festival marking the end of the month-long Ramadan fast.

  • Description

    On Monday (30 November) thousands of Moslems in Southern Nigeria celebrated the Eid-El-Fitri festival marking the end of the month-long Ramadan fast.

    Prayers to Allah were offered at praying grounds in all the main towns and cities. Huge crowds of worshippers attended the festival in Lagos and Ibadan, and in the Obalende district of Lagos the attendance was particularly notable.

    At Obalende the religious observance was led by the Chief Imam of the Central Mosque in Lagos, Alhaji Liadi Ibrahim. He told worshippers not to discard the lessons of the fast, and be thankful for the end of the civil war.

    The Eid-El-Fitri festival is followed by a public holiday to allow Moslems to relax from their period of self-denial with dance, parties, and picnics.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAC3J7H2BRB88JT433XRPGHFW4
    Media URN:
    VLVAAC3J7H2BRB88JT433XRPGHFW4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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