Make the Eid a national holiday

The Eid is a day that Muslims celebrate after the holy month of Ramadan (the month we fast and rectify our affairs to become better and seek Allah forgiveness). Ramadan is the ninth month on the Islamic calendar, in which the Quran was revealed to our prophet Muhammad. After the fast we celebrate with the Eid, which is basically a festival for Muslims to come together to eat and celebrate. Ramadan is happening now, and the Eid will be on July 17, 2015.

It is recommended that every Muslim participate in the Eid, and we also have a congregational Eid prayer before we start the festivities. Will you please help us get the Eid recognized as a national holiday?

It would be an honor for the federal government to make the Eid an official, federally recognized holiday so we can have the day off and enjoy our religious observance, as our Christian brothers and sisters can do for Christmas.
New York City schools recently took this step, and can be a model for the rest of the country.

As Muslims, the only holidays we celebrate are the two Eids, one after the month of Ramadan and the other after hajj(pilgrimage). I think we should have an equal opportunity to enjoy our holiday and let it be nationalized all over this country. Will you please sign and share my petition today?

I ask Congress to please recognize the Eid as a national holiday, just like Christmas! This would be true religious freedom and equality, and a way to honor our Muslim brothers and sisters across the country.

[YOUR PERSONAL COMMENT HERE]

The Eid is a day that Muslims celebrate after the holy month of Ramadan (the month we fast and rectify our affairs to become better and seek Allah forgiveness). Ramadan is the ninth month on the Islamic calendar, in which the Quran was revealed to our prophet Muhammad. After the fast they celebrate with the Eid, which is basically a festival for Muslims to come together to eat and celebrate.

I am signing the Care2 petition started by Nakia Chandler, who wrote, "It would be an honor for the federal government to make the Eid an official, federally recognized holiday so we can have the day off and enjoy our religious observance, as our Christian brothers and sisters can do for Christmas. New York City schools recently took this step, and can be a model for the rest of the country. As Muslims, the only holidays we celebrate are the two Eids, one after the month of Ramadan and the other after hajj(pilgrimage). I think we should have an equal opportunity to enjoy our holiday and let it be nationalized all over this country."

Thank you!
Update #16 years ago
Just for those who are inquiring, this is an equal approach so this is not just for the Muslims to have off because we have off on everyone else holiday. It's also for everyone else. Thank you for your support
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