Muslims around the world today celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Holy month of Ramadan.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump congratulated Muslims in the United States and around the world on Eid al-Fitr, a holiday also known as Eid al-Fitr, celebrated to mark the end of fasting in the month of Ramadan.
“In recent weeks and months, as we have struggled with the coronavirus, we have relied on our faith, family, and friends to help us get through these unprecedented times. When Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, we hope that they will find both solace and solidity in the healing power of prayer and devotional service,” the President said in a statement.
Trump recalled that now more than ever, religion brings “a life-affirming peace, uplifting love and encouraging communication” to people’s lives.
Eid al-Fitr is one of the two main days of the Islamic calendar, marking the end of the fast that lasted during the Holy month of Ramadan. The tradition of celebrating this day dates back to the time of the prophet Muhammad, from 624.