Mall of America expects a busy weekend as Ramadan ends

MOA has extended its Parental Escort Policy, like it does for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
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If you're not a fan of crowds, you might want to avoid the megamall this weekend because it's going to be super busy.

The Mall of America tweeted out this week that its Parental Escort Policy – which it puts into effect during extra busy times – will be enforced all day Friday through Sunday. That means kids younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older during all mall hours. Usually this happens around Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

One of the reasons it's going to be so busy is because Ramadan is ending, the Star Tribune says. Ramadan is a month-long, Muslim holiday. Everyday during it, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. At the end of the holiday, people celebrate Eid al-Fitr – which will be happening this weekend.

MOA is a pretty popular place for people to go to celebrate, FOX 9 and WCCO report. That's because people will be picking up gifts and enjoying daytime meals again.

To celebrate, the mall had a Eid al-Fitr fashion show on Friday. And there will be sales on some Muslim attire like these sports hijabs.

More about the Parental Escort Policy

Usually, the mall just requires kids under 16 be accompanied by an adult after 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. But on super busy days – like this weekend – it can be extended.

Anyone 21 or older can supervise up to 10 youth. However, adults should be prepared to show some form of identification. You can find what types of ID are acceptable here.

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