Eid al-Fitr (Islam) “Festival of Breaking the Fast”

Let’s show our support for the Muslim community by acknowledging and respecting the significance of Eid al-Fitr, which begins Sunday, May 1 at sunset and ends Monday, May 2 at sunset.

Eid al-Fitr (Islam) “Festival of Breaking the Fast”

During Ramadan, Muslims fast every day from sunrise to sunset.  Eid al-Fitr is the celebration of a successful fast and its significance parallels Easter in Christianity, Diwali in Hinduism, and Rosh Hashana in Judaism. The day is typically spent visiting family and friends where gifts are given to children and sweet foods are enjoyed. 

Recommended Accommodations:

Avoid scheduling important academic deadlines, events, or activities on this date.  Muslim students, faculty, and staff may ask to take this day off and that request should be granted without penalization.

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