Eid al-Fitr Unites Muslims At Navy Pier For Two-Day Celebration

Sunni Muslims living in Greece pray on the first day of Eid al-Fitr prayers in Piraeus near Athens, Wednesday, July. 6, 2016. Muslims worldwide are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Muslims worldwide are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. Petros Giannakouris/AP
Sunni Muslims living in Greece pray on the first day of Eid al-Fitr prayers in Piraeus near Athens, Wednesday, July. 6, 2016. Muslims worldwide are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Muslims worldwide are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. Petros Giannakouris/AP

Eid al-Fitr Unites Muslims At Navy Pier For Two-Day Celebration

Wednesday marks the start of Eid al-Fitr, the breaking of the monthlong fast of Ramadan for billions of Muslims worldwide. Though Islam is the second largest religion in the world, there are still plenty of misconceptions surrounding its people and traditions.

We talk to a member of The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago about what Eid means to Chicago’s Islamic community and about the 2016 Eid Expo taking place at Navy Pier this week.