» 08/18/2012, 00.00
Mass exodus of Muslims marks the end of Ramadan
Millions of people leave the main cities for their places of origin to celebrate the event with family. Traffic jams block roads whilst transit prices rise. Hundreds are involved in road accidents. In the capital, streets are deserted as businesses close.
Anti-Christian attacks mark the end of Ramadan in Java
This year's Idul Fitri was tarnished by bloodshed and violence. In Solo, a grenade was thrown at a police station; no victims were reported. In Bandung, police tells priest to stop Mass as many fear attacks by Muslim extremists.
Millions of Indonesians on the move for the feast of Idul Fitri
The long holiday ends Ramadan. Traditionally Muslims return to their hometown to celebrate. Mile long traffic jams around large cities, long trips that last hours. Christians organize free refreshment centres.
Water shortages in Jakarta make life hard after Idul Fitri celebrations
Kalimalamang dam is breached, causing water shortages in the Indonesian capital. Damages were repaired in four days, but problems persist. Thousands line up with buckets and cans. The presidential palace and parliament are also forced to ration water.
Millions on the move in Indonesia to celebrate the end of Ramadan
In the world's most populous Muslim country, celebrations for 'Idul Fitri' begin today. Millions of faithful have hit the country's roads, railway stations and bus terminals to travel back to their ancestral towns and villages. High alert is in place in Central Sulawesi province.
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Indonesian Ulema against sale of food and drink on the street during Ramadan
For radical Islamists shops should must be left closed in the holy month of fasting and prayer. Non-Muslims, warns Mui leader, should respect the feelings and the dictates of Islam. Minister for Religious Affairs, believes "there is no reason" to close shops.
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