NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The Holy
Month of Ramadan came to an end Sunday morning, starting the Eid celebration.
Hundreds from Nashville's
Kurdish/Muslim community gathered Sunday morning in South Nashville for prayer and then
celebration. During Ramadan, members fast from sun up to sun down, not eating or
drinking for almost 17 hours.
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean
joined the ceremony. He says it's important the Muslim community stay involved
in things happening in Nashville.
"As mayor, I am proud
our city recognizes that our strength lies in our cultural and religious
diversities. We are proud, we are very proud of the global community, and we
know that we can create the opportunities in our city by opening up our doors
rather than closing them," said
Nashville is home to one
of the largest Kurdish communities in the United States.