Monday, July 28, 2014

Eid al Fitr Begins Today; White House Issues Greetings

Today is the beginning of Eid al Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan. (Background from Huffington Post). The New York Times reports that today's start of the Eid was confirmed last night by the area's Roohat-e-Hilal Committee, or Moon-Sighting Committee. Yesterday President Obama issued a statement (full text) wishing "Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous celebration."