Muslim women pray at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, on Eid al-Fitr, a celebratory holiday marking the end of Ramadan.
See how American Muslims celebrate Islam’s holiest holiday
Eid al-Fitr celebrations in the United States are as diverse as the country itself.
This weekend, a new crescent moon will rise and usher in Eid al-Fitr, the vibrant conclusion to the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. To mark the occasion, National Geographic selected images from our archive that showcase the joy, devotion, and community of Ramadan in the United States.
Islam is deeply woven into the country's fabric. It dates back to colonial America when Muslims arrived in slave ships from West Africa and quietly practiced their faith long before the establishment of the U.S. Constitution. Today, an estimated three to four million American Muslims from a diverse swath of races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds represent a growing minority in the U.S. Each subgroup—from