Washington West African Center in Lynnwood hosts newcomers for Eid

Other spiritual gatherings will be held for the end of Ramadan, a monthlong Muslim holy celebration.

A special Eid celebration to welcome West Africans new to the area is noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Washington West African Center, 19203 36th Ave. W, Suite 210, in Lynnwood.

“There are over 1,000 newly arrived West African migrants in Washington state. They don’t have anywhere to go,” said Pa Ousman Joof, center director. “But it is open to the general public.”

Joof said the event will follow Eid al-Fitr prayer sessions, a spiritual gathering for the end of Ramadan.

Other sessions in the area include:

• The Eid al-Fitr first prayer hosted by the Islamic Center Of Puget Sound (ICOPS) is 7:15 a.m. at the mosque at 15709 Highway 99, Lynnwood. The center will host a second prayer at 10 a.m at Kasch Park, 8811 Airport Road, Everett. In case of rain, the second Eid al-Fitr prayer will be held at the ICOPS Lynnwood mosque.

• The Bilal Islamic Center of Washington’s Eid al-Fitr prayer is 8:30 a.m. at Walter E. Hall Park, 1226 W. Casino Road, Everett. In case of rain, the Eid al-Fitr prayer will be held at the mosque, 607 SE Everett Mall Way, Unit 6-D.

• The Evergreen Islamic Institute’s Eid al-Fitr prayer is 9:45 a.m. at Lynnwood Event Center, 3711 196th St. SW.

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