‘We are an amiable hodgepodge’

The sun was setting in the center of Komotini when suddenly cannon fire was heard. None of the numerous patrons at the local cafes was disturbed. What was it? "The sound signifies the end of the Ramadan fast that lasts from sunrise to sunset," a passer-by explained. "Muslims can now start eating. There is also a similar cannon that fires at dawn to herald the beginning.

Historic mosque opens for prayers after a century

Muslims observe Eid-al Fitr at the Yeni Mosque in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Wednesday - the first time that the early 20th century monument has been opened for prayers in more than a century. The Yeni Mosque was converted into a museum in 1925 following the population exchange between Greece and Turkey.

Muslims in Bulgaria Celebrate Ramazan Bayramı: A Festive Occasion of Unity and Tradition

Muslims worldwide and in Bulgaria celebrate Ramazan Bayramı also known as Eid al-Fitr - one of the two major holidays in Islam. It signifies the conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan, during which fasting occurs from sunrise to sunset.

Eid al-Fitr prayers held at Yeni Mosque under tight security

More than 100 Muslims gathered to observe prayers commemorating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the conclusion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at the Yeni Mosque in the northern port city of Thessaloniki on Wednesday.

The prayers, unprecedented in 102 years, took place amidst heightened police security.