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Utah Muslims celebrate end of Ramadan with prayers of thanks

After a year of the pandemic, gatherings showcase a return to personal connections.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Members of Ogden's Islamic Center of Kuwait in Utah celebrate Eid al-Fitr, celebrated by Muslims worldwide and marking the end of the monthlong dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan, May 13, 2021.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Members of Ogden's Islamic Center of Kuwait in Utah listen to the iman before praying during Eid al-Fitr, also known as the "Festival of Breaking the Fast," celebrated by Muslims worldwide and marking the end of the monthlong dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan, May 13, 2021.

For Utah Muslims, like their fellow believers worldwide, Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the 30-day fast known as Ramadan. It is typically a time of joyous celebration, but this year it is even more memorable, given the loss of personal connections during COVID-19.

On Thursday, Muslims gathered in mosques across the state — including Ogden’s Islamic Center of Kuwait — for prayers of thankfulness at completing their fast.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Members of the Islamic Center of Kuwait in Utah recite prayers during Eid al-Fitr, celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of the monthlong dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan, May 13, 2021.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Members of Ogden's Islamic Center of Kuwait in Utah recite prayers during Eid al-Fitr, celebrated by Muslims worldwide and marking the end of the monthlong dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan, May 13, 2021.

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