Thousands celebrate Eid al-Fitr at Taipei Main Station

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/06/25
By Chen Wei-ting, Jay Chou, Lee Hsin-Yin and S.C. Chang

Taipei, June 25 (CNA) At least 20,000 migrant workers gathered at Taipei Main Station on Sunday to

Photo courtesy of Taiwan Railways Administration

celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which is major holiday for Muslims around the world to mark the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Station master Ku Shih-yen (古時彥) said he had assigned 60 staff members to maintain order and clean up the site, which is a popular gathering place for migrant workers in Taiwan.

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) posted a message on her Facebook page, sending greetings to the Muslim community on Eid al-Fitr and thanking Muslim migrant workers for their contribution to Taiwan’s economy.

In a video message on her page, Tsai wished the Indonesians Selamat Idul Fitri — Happy Eid al-Fitr — and thanked Taiwan’s 252,000 migrant workers for contributing to its economic development and cultural diversity.    [FULL  STORY]

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