Public Advocate's Statement On The Celebration Of Eid Al-fitr

May 12th, 2021

Press Release

"Eid Mubarak to all in the Muslim community marking the final day of the holy month of Ramadan today. As people across our city break the fast this evening, I want to encourage everyone to celebrate safely as we continue to combat the pandemic.

"While New Yorkers work together to recover from the hardships of the past year, Eid al-Fitr serves as a reminder of our obligation to lift one another up and serve and support each other. I have seen such compassion and community over the last year, and I know that spirit of service and shared strength will continue among our Muslim brothers and sisters and throughout the entire city. The lessons and principles of Ramadan extend beyond the month itself, and the importance and prominence of cooperation, charity, self-reformation, and community service must extend beyond the pandemic and through the recovery, throughout New York. 

"I hope that Ramadan was a powerful, spiritual time for all who practice Islam. I see the pain that the Muslim community is feeling in this moment, across the world and in New York City, and I pray that peace, blessings, and light are granted to all on this holy day of Eid al-Fitr and beyond."

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