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Statement from Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich on Eid al-Fitr

For Immediate Release: Wednesday 12 May

Tomorrow, Muslims in Montgomery County and around the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and prayer.

As one of the most important festivals in Islam, Eid al-Fitr is a time to give thanks and show compassion to people in need. This year many of the Eid traditions and celebrations were different because of the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in creating ways for County Muslims to virtually mark this special month. It is significant to add that throughout Ramadan, Muslim communities throughout the County have been working collaboratively with government and community partners helping people in need with distribution of food and personal protective equipment supplies, holding COVID-19 testing events and other community services in their Masjids.

In Montgomery County, Eid al-Fitr provides an opportunity to recognize how Muslims continue to shape Montgomery County for the better, and to celebrate the diversity that makes us who we are: A World Class Community.

We wish all those celebrating a joyful Eid.

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Release ID: 21-014