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During this week’s Council meeting, the Council adopted a resolution, offered by Councilor Anderson Fernandes, to commence making Eid al-Fitr a holiday recognized by the City of Boston.

As it states in the resolution, “Eid al-Fitr is a tremendously significant day within Islam, and is one of two official holidays in the faith. This day is celebrated by Muslims worldwide because it constitutes the end of Ramadan, and the month-long fast that accompanies it.

Eid al-Fitr is a day of enormous meaning to Muslims, both for its historical impact and for the ongoing centrality it has within the faith. The Muslim Population is a growing one at local, national and international levels. There are around 80,000 Muslims in the greater Boston area, and nearly 3.5 Million Muslim Americans in the United States.

The Council urges the City of Boston to recognize Eid al-Fitr as a municipal holiday commencing in the year 2023.

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