Celebrating Ramadan in Friesland

8 August 2013

Muslims in the Netherlands celebrated of Eid al-Fitr and the end of Ramadan on 8 August 2013. To mark the event NL Times carries a profile of one man’s celebrations in the Netherlands. Youssef Nashmi is a 30 year old Syrian man living with his family in the province of Friesland. Nashmi’s account contrasts his experience celebrating in the small village of Oosterwarde- with few Muslims and no mosques- compared to activities in major cities such as Utrecht and Amsterdam, home to the majority of the Netherland’s nearly one million Muslims.