There are many traditions (feasting with family, open-air prayer in congregation, and, these days, having a boutique butcher sacrifice your lamb) surrounding Eid al-Fitr, the three-day “festival of breaking the fast” that marks the end of Ramadan each year. For Muslims of southern Brooklyn, one of those traditions is to pack up the kids and head on out to Coney Island.
Yesterday was the first and most important day of Eid, and observers flocked to Coney, strolling on the boardwalk and out onto Steeplechase Pier, shrieking on the rides of Luna Park and Deno’s Wonder Wheel, dining on hot dogs and popcorn and gross-looking pizza, and playing in the waves in full hijab.
Click through the photos above for a look at the celebrations. And Happy Eid!