Zafar Siddiqui

Zafar Siddiqui is a co-founder of the Islamic Resource Group (IRG), an educational outreach organization dedicated to building bridges between Muslims and people of other faiths. He currently serves as the director of interfaith and civic relations at IRG. Read more about Zafar Siddiqui.

Mayor of Minneapolis Declares July 28 as Eid Al-Fitr Day

Posted by: Zafar Siddiqui Updated: July 28, 2014 - 3:57 AM

Minneapolis Mayor, Betsy Hodges, issued an official Mayoral Proclamation declaring July 28, 2014 official Eid Al-Fitr Day in the City of Minneapolis. Mayor Hodges conveyed the end of Ramadan Eid greetings to the Minnesota Muslim community. Addressing the Twin Cities Muslim community leaders, Mayor Hodges congratulated the Muslim community for its contributions to the cultural, economic, and spiritual diversity of the city of Minneapolis. She also expressed her appreciation of the deep significance that Ramadan holds for spiritual growth to Muslims.

 

The text of the proclamation is reproduced below:

WHERE AS, Eid Al-Fitr is a Muslim holiday and marks the end of the Holy month of Ramadan; and

WHERE AS, Eid Al-Fitr is one of the two most important holidays in Islamic faith; and

WHERE AS, more than two billion people celebrate Eid Al-Fitr around the globe; and

WHERE AS, Minneapolis is home to one of the fastest growing Muslim population in North America; and

WHERE AS, the Muslim community contributes to cultural, economic, and spiritual diversity of our city; and

WHERE AS, the city values their contribution to giving our city an international identity; and

WHERE AS, the City of Minneapolis recognizes this important holiday and its significance for our growing diverse city;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BETSY HODGES, Mayor of the City of Minneapolis, do hereby proclaim July 28, 2014 as:

EID AL-FITR DAY IN THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS

(signed by the Mayor of Minneapolis)

Muslims in Minnesota and around the world will be celebrating Eid Al-Fitr (end of Ramadan celebration) on Monday, July 28, 2014.

More Information on Ramadan:
Your Date With Minnesota Muslims

 

Read the recent coverage about Minnesota Muslims in the Star Tribune :
Muslim roots run deep in U.S. and in Minnesota
Muslim legacy flows from slavery through Civil War to today

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