Muslim families celebrated Eid al-Fitr -- a holiday marking the end of Ramadan -- Tuesday with food and activities at a Glen Ellyn mosque.
The religious service for the day began at 10:30 a.m. at the mosque near the intersection of Route 53 and McCarron Road. There also were activities, including a moon walk for kids, and refreshments.
An awards ceremony was to be held to recognize students who have graduated or earned special academic achievements, as well as those who finished reading the Quran during the month of Ramadan, according to Samrah Ahmad, the media assistant for Imam Shamshad Nasir.
Ramadan is a month where Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. Through fasting, participants learn lessons of tolerance and patience and it helps them understand how those who have no food feel, Ahmad said.
"We don't fast on Eid day, so we enjoy and we're thankful to God because God has blessed us with so many things," she said.