U.S. Embassies Around the World Close for Muslim Eid al-Fitr Holiday
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- 2012 Aug 24
According to WORLD Magazine, a number of U.S. embassies around the world -- including in countries without Muslim majorities, like the Philippines and Nigeria -- closed for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday this week. The U.S. Embassy in Estonia sent out Eid greetings, and in Kabul an Eid greeting from the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan issued condolences for Muslim civilians killed during Ramadan and Eid. However, there was no acknowledgment of possible holiday-related fatalities of U.S. troops there, which stand at 42 already for the month of August.