Here’s where to go on devon as ramadan ends and ‘eid’ celebration begins – west ridge – chicago – dnainfo shoe size conversion uk to us

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Ramadan, a holy month of fasting for Muslims, will end either Saturday or Sunday depending on the sighting of the new moon. After that, the three-day Eid ul Fitr celebration will kick off, commemorating the end of the holy month.

During Ramadan, Muslims around the world fast from sunrise until sunset conversion aud usd. Along with eating at night, there are ritual prayers in mosques and late nights spent with family and friends.

To accommodate this, restaurants on Devon stay open later, some even staying open till Suhoor, the meal that takes place early every morning before sunrise.

In the days leading up to Eid, Devon is packed from sunset to sunrise as people scramble for the best outfits, celebratory meals, fresh henna and Ramadan sales.

• Khan BBQ, 2401 W. Devon Ave, gets crowded this time of year, and for good reason.


Their tandoori chicken is grilled fresh on a skewer and served with bottle of Coke binary search tree. And employees who speak Punjabi and Urdu make you feel right at home.

“Whenever the sun is up during Ramadan we will barely have one or two people come in, but as soon as the clock inches towards sunset, a crowd of people swarms through the door, and that’s how we know our customer base is mostly Muslims australian us dollar exchange rate. People ask for extra food just so they can eat it again during Suhoor,” said owner Khan Saab.

• For fresh juice or spicy snacks, check out Patel’s Café, 2600 W. Devon Ave us dollar to british pound chart. At night, enjoy fresh sugarcane juice, pani puri and sweet paan at the breezy shop’s outdoor tables.

“We’re open till 2 or 3 a.m., basically till we see the crowd die down. With the windows open, people cycle in and out of the café, and especially during Ramadan we see significantly more people at night," said longtime employee Uday Patel.

• On the last night of prayer, Muslims usually share sweets with their neighbors and family members. Tahoora Sweets & Bakery, 2345 W exchange rate for indian rupee to us dollar. Devon Ave., has become well-known on Devon and ships boxes of sweets across the country download calculator for windows 10. Don’t miss the boxes of Gulab Jamun , a milk-based ball served in sugary syrup, or Barfi, a dense milk-based sweet that can be made from a variety of grains.

• Other restaurants such as Usmania and Sabri Nihari open for business around 3 p.m. and begin preparing for the rush. Since they are larger restaurants, they set up a buffet and charge per head. Customers come from all over the Midwest just to try the food.

"Whenever I come to Sabri or Usmania for dinner I see people from Indiana and Wisconsin driving all the way here just for some good food europe stock market index futures. It’s uncommon to not see someone from out of state every time I go,” Heena Hira, a long-time resident of Devon Avenue, said.

• J. Junaid Jamshed, 2351 W cnnfn market futures. Devon Ave., is the Chicago branch of a Pakistani boutique that sells modest clothing for men, women, and children. It’s one of few Pakistani clothing stores in Chicago, and the goods fly off the rack quickly.

"We are preparing to sell out most of the clothes in the store and we have already seen the rush steadily grow every evening," one employee said.

• For last-minute alterations or to make an entire outfit from scratch, Salma’s Fabrique’s, 2320 W euro pound exchange rate calculator. Devon Ave., offers stacks of fabric and embroidered patterns us share market futures. The bustling shop is reminiscent of a bazaar.

One of the best things about Eid is the opportunity to get Henna, and salons up and down Devon hire plenty of artists to accommodate the demand.

“We plan to stay open the whole night and we’re usually here until 6 or 7 in the morning with people getting their Henna done. A list forms usually around 5 (a.m.) when the line starts forming, and from there on it just continues to grow,” Kiran Shazadi, owner of Ali Hair Salon, said.

“Traffic is worse than you can imagine," Hira said. "You’re better off walking from wherever you are than trying to find parking, or even making it down Devon Avenue in under an hour."

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