In photos: Embracing Eid-ul-Fitr in Kashmir amid rain

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Photographs by Bhat Burhan for The Kashmir Walla.

The old forgotten liveliness of Eid was felt again today as people gathered in their nearby mosques and shrines. Then on the streets, meeting with a tight hug — a heartfelt embrace. 

After two years of spending Eid in lockdown and constant fear of contracting COVID-19, being unable to go out and celebrate with their families properly, this Eid brought back a sense of normalcy and festive spirit.

After a month of worship and fasting in the holy month of Ramzan, Eid-ul-Fitr marks the first day of Shawwal for Muslims.

Despite the cold and rain, men and women alike came out in numbers to offer Eid prayers today.

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People offering Eid congregational prayers in a Srinagar mosque.
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People outside a mosque in Srinagar after Eid-ul-Fitr prayers.
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Men embracing on occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr in Srinagar.
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In Srinagar’s downtown, children dressed up on occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
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People outside Aali Masjid in Srinagar Eidgah.
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Children bursting fire crackers outside Jama Masjid in Srinagar’s Nowhatta after the Eid prayers were disallowed at the historic mosque.

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