A girl receives a gift during the Eid al-Fitr at the Hammoud Hospital in Sidon, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Eid al-Fitr celebration was infectious in local Sidon hospitals Wednesday as NGOs paid visits to young patients, distributing gifts and organizing holiday activities.Al-Ri'ayya NGO sent a delegation of children, animated characters and magicians to Sidon's Hammoud University Hospital to spread some holiday joy.The children sent by the NGO where dressed in luminous white dresses and wore flower crowns on their heads, resembling little brides. Outside, holiday bustle swept Sidon's old markets as customers snaked around crowds that had gathered in the narrow streets to finalize preparations for Eid al-Fitr festivities.Sidon's celebrations extended to the city's shoe market -- Souk al Kandarjiyah -- which specializes in mending old shoes.Celebrations typically last three days, during which families visit each other and children are given new clothes and toys.
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