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CAIR: Template Eid Accommodation Letter for Parents of Muslim Students

My child, __________________________________________, in grade _________, will be absent on the following date(s) _____________________________________, to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr (“feast of fast breaking”) with the American Muslim community.

Eid al-Fitr celebrations begin on the day after the month of Ramadan. Typical festivities include congregational prayer, gatherings with family and friends, gifts, and entertainment.

My child will require a reasonable accommodation to be able to practice our sincerely held religious belief, and at the same time, ensure academic success. This includes providing sufficient time for makeup work, excused absences, alternative assignments, and other means to ensure that my child does not suffer a disadvantage for participating in Eid festivities.

Thank you for understanding the needs of my child by facilitating the accommodation(s).

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest non-profit Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization for Muslims in America at (202) 488-8787 or at

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