EDISON - Muslims across the globe are celebrating Eid Al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.

The special occasion was observed in Edison, where for the first time ever, three different New Jersey mosques gathered for the Eid prayer.

The imam of the Muslim Community of NJ says the religious festival is a time for all muslims to reunite and embrace each other after the long month of fasting.

"Muslims spend the whole month in worshipping our God, the creator of the universe," says Imam Asif Hirani. "And we spend the whole month in fasting and praying at night. So this is the day of celebration where every Muslim will be happy and celebrating with their family and friends."

Hirani says the holiday is a time for reconciliation and sends a general message of peace to the community.