Cornell Rings in Another Year of Eid al-Fitr Celebrations

On Monday, Cornell celebrated Eid al-Fitr — the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan — with community-wide prayers, celebrations and a banquet in person after two years of disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ramadan is the seventh month of the Islamic Calendar, and is significant to Muslims as the month of the first revelations from Allah. The month is observed by fasting, prayers and intense study of The Quran and one’s faith, and ends with the three-day Eid al-Fitr celebration.

Eid al-Fitr began with a community wide Eid Salah — the prayer which begins Eid — at 8 am in Barton Hall. According to Mariama Bah ’24, this year’s prayer had a profound effect on the audience.

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