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Eid

Courtney Collins / KERA news

The news Thursday that more than 700 people were trampled to death in Mecca cast a shadow over the start to the Muslim holiday Eid. It’s three days of gift-giving, family gatherings and prayer.

A Collin County Muslim woman is using a technique from Christmas traditions to make Eid brighter for refugee families in North Texas.

Lyndsay Knecht / KERA News

Millions of Muslims around the world today are celebrating Eid, after abstaining from eating or drinking during daylight hours for the 30 days of Ramadan. One Plano family welcomed Rachel Magruder, a Christian who’s new to the ritual, to the fast and the feast this year. Her best friend, Mariam El-Rayes, was surprised – and pleased – that it was Rachel’s idea.