“I convey to all Somalis and their families Eid Mubarak, as they gather to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. As the holy month of Ramadan comes to a close, we remember those that are less fortunate than ourselves. I hope that peace and security will prevail across Somalia during this festive time. Ciid Wanaagsan!” SRSG Kay said.
Muslims in Somali are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
People are encouraged to forgive and wish each other a happy, peaceful and prosperous year.
Somali government officials have also taken part in mass prayers held in Isbahaysiga Mosque of the capital Mogadishu.
Families traditionally buy new clothes and prepare sweets to give out to relatives and neighbors while adults give money to the children.