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President Obama issues statement for end of Ramadan

July 17, 2015

President Barack Obama has issued a statement commemorating Eid al-Fitr, the conclusion of the month of Ramadan.

“For millions of Muslims, the morning of Eid is marked with the call to prayer echoing through cities and towns across the globe,” he said. “Millions of people head to local mosques for special Eid prayers followed by festive gatherings, gift exchanges, and feasts among friends, neighbors and families.”

“The diversity of traditions paint the vibrant images we see from around the world capturing the spirit and excitement of Eid – colorful dresses or white garments decorating the masses of people standing in lines for prayer, lanterns and ornaments lighting up bazaars and neighborhoods, intricate henna designs painted on hands of young girls and women, and an abundance of delectable foods and aromatic cuisines,” the president added.

“Michelle and I hope today brings joy to all of your homes, both here in the U.S. and around the world,” he continued. “From my family to yours, Eid Mubarak!” [a blessed Eid].


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  • Posted by: Gil125 - Jul. 18, 2015 4:31 PM ET USA

    And, of course, Eid marked the day for one Muslim in Tennessee to go out and kill some Americans.

  • Posted by: Ken_H - Jul. 18, 2015 9:43 AM ET USA

    Does anyone have the text of his Christmas declaration or Easter declaration? I just wanted to compare...