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Hollywood City Proclaims May 13th as Eid Al Fitr Day

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IN RECOGNITION OF
EID AL-FITR DAY
MAY 13, 2021

 

WHEREAS, THE CITY OF HOLLYWOOD ISLAMIC COMMUNITY IS A VIBRANT AND IMPORTANT PART OF THE DIVERSE AND MULTIETHNIC SOCIETY THAT COMPRISES THE RESIDENTS OF OUR CITY; AND


WHEREAS, RAMADAN IS THE HOLIEST MONTH OF THE ISLAMIC CALENDAR, MARKING THE FIRST REVELATION OF THE QURAN TO THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD, AND IT LASTS FOR 29 TO 30 DAYS BASED ON THE TIMING OF THE ASTRONOMICAL NEW MOON; AND


WHEREAS, EID AL-FITR IS ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH OF SHAWWAL (ISLAMIC CALENDAR) AND MARKS THE END OF RAMADAN. EID AL-FITR FOR THE YEAR 2021 IS OBSERVED AT SUNDOWN ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 12TH ENDING AT SUNDOWN ON THURSDAY MAY 13TH; AND


WHEREAS, ONE OF THE FIVE PILLARS OF THE ISLAMIC FAITH, RAMADAN IS A TIME FOR REFLECTION, CONTEMPLATION AND CELEBRATION, AND IT INCLUDES FASTING EACH DAY FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET. AT THE END OF THE DAY AT SUNSET, THE FAST IS BROKEN, OFTEN CELEBRATED WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS AND THE COMMUNITY, AND IS FOLLOWED BY THE EVENING PRAYER; AND


WHEREAS, RAMADAN ENDS WITH EID AL-FITR; A FESTIVAL OF BREAKING THE FAST, A VERY HAPPY, JOYOUS CELEBRATION WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS, AND INCLUDES EATING, GIFTS TO CHILDREN, THE SHARING OF SWEETS AND DRESSING IN FINE CLOTHING; NOW


THEREFORE, JOSH LEVY, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA, AND THE HOLLYWOOD CITY COMMISSION, HEREBY PROCLAIM MAY 13, 2021 AS:


EID AL-FITR DAY
SIGNED THIS 5TH DAY OF
MAY 2021, AT
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA
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MAYOR JOSH LEVY
VICE MAYOR LINDA SHERWOOD
COMMISSIONER CARYL SHUHAM
COMMISSIONER LINDA HILL ANDERSON
COMMISSIONER TRACI L. CALLARI
COMMISSIONER ADAM GRUBER
COMMISSIONER KEVIN D. BIEDERMAN

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