By: William Yen
Taipei, June 5 (CNA) Over 500 Muslims gathered Wednesday at Taipei Main Station, the main transport hub of Taiwan’s capital, to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the “festival of the breaking of the fast,” as they bid farewell to Ramadan, the ninth month on the Islamic calendar.
The roughly 500-600 Muslims, mainly Indonesian migrant workers, joined their counterparts around the world in celebrating Eid al-Fitr by sharing food and exchanging blessings at the event, which was organized by the Taipei City Foreign and Disabled Labor Office.
Gifts, including environmentally re-usable eating utensils or fans, were given to attendees who uploaded photos of themselves participating at the event on Facebook, while picnic blankets were also given to those who took part in a Chinese word game.
Taipei Department of Labor Commissioner Lai Hsiang-lin (賴香伶) handed out traditional Taiwan fragrant sachets to those who attended the event as a way to wish them peace and well-being and to make them feel that they are cared for. [FULL STORY]