(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/7/21) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is encouraging all Americans to register for the upcoming “White House Virtual Eid Celebration,” taking place online on Sunday, May 16 at 5 PM (ET).
Open to the public, the White House Virtual Eid Celebration will recognize the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan with a special virtual Eid celebration, open to the public for the first time ever.
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“CAIR welcomes the Biden-Harris administration continuing the White House tradition of hosting an Eid celebration to recognize the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, a time of fasting, charity and spiritual renewal,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “We encourage American Muslims, along with Americans of every faith and background, to register and attend this special event.”
Thomas Jefferson was the first President to host an iftar, the meal breaking fast during Ramadan, at the White House in 1805, and every President since Bill Clinton in 1996 has hosted an iftar for members of the community during their presidencies.
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, email@example.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, firstname.lastname@example.org