President Obama releases statement marking end of Ramadan and beginning of Eid-ul-Fitr

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The White House has released the following statement from President Barack Obama to mark the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid-ul-Fitr:

“As Muslims in the United States and around the world complete the month of Ramadan and celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, Michelle and I would like to extend our personal greetings on this joyous occasion. Eid is a time to celebrate the completion of 30 days and nights of devotion. But even on this festive occasion, Muslims remember those less fortunate, including those impacted by poverty, hunger, conflict, and disease. Throughout the month, Muslim communities collect and distribute zakat-ul-fitr so that all Muslims are able to participate in this day of celebration. As I said in Cairo, my Administration is working to ensure that Muslims are able to fulfill their charitable obligations not just during Ramadan, but throughout the year. On behalf of the American people, we congratulate Muslims in the United States and around the world on this blessed day. Eid Mubarak.”

From the Whitehouse.gov Blog:

Over the past month, the President and several government Agencies participated in events to mark Ramadan – the President continued the tradition of hosting an Iftar here at the White House while the U.S. Department of Agriculture hosted the first in their history. The Corporation for National and Community Service spearheaded “Interfaith Service Week” as part of the President and First Lady’s Summer of Service initiative and many other groups and individuals came together to make this month a time of giving and reaching out to our neighbors in need.

The President and the First Lady extend their personal greetings on this special day. May you be well throughout the year.



3 Responses to “President Obama releases statement marking end of Ramadan and beginning of Eid-ul-Fitr”

  1. Uno Immoto Says:

    Did Prez Obama host a Rosh HaShanah Feast in the White House this year as he did for the Muslims at Ramadan?

    Did Prez Obama Post A Blog In Honour Of The Jewish New Year??

    Just Wondering….
    The Prez Actions Speak Louder Than His Words.

  2. louiev Says:

    Yes the White House has posted a blog concerning Rosh Hashanah. As well as released a video holiday greeting.

    As for the dinner. I don’t believe he hosted a Rosh Hashanah dinner but the President did host the first White House Passover Seder last spring.

    And I’d have to agree with you that “actions do speak louder than words”! Because there is a lot of Holiday “action” going on at that White House!

    Update: BTW – here is the link to the President’s Rosh Hashanah video greeting

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