Best wishes to you on this Eid-al-Fitr! This year Eid-al-Fitr begins on the evening of Saturday, May 23rd and ends the evening of Sunday, May 24th. Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and is also known as the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”.
For the past thirty days, our Muslim brothers and sisters have been fasting every day from sunrise to sunset. They believe fasting will bring them closer to God and is one of the five pillars of Islam. Today they break their fast and a specific prayer is chosen for the day.
Under normal circumstances, our Muslim brothers and sisters would gather together in large groups to pray together and greet each other. However, they have been forced to change the way they celebrate this religious holiday. As a world community, it is important that we support each other and respect one another. Please take the necessary precautions to keep yourself, your loved ones, and everyone in your community safe. Peace be with you.