Algoma University recognizes and respects the diversity of its community, including the diversity of religious faiths and observances. The University is committed to providing an environment in which the Algoma Community can fulfil both their commitments to the University and their faith/religion. The EDI committee wishes all Muslim members of Algoma University a happy Eid-ul Fitr as they break their fast.
Eid-ul-Fitr falls on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Muslim calendar, and marks the end of the month of Ramadan which can end in 29 or 30 days depending on the sighting of the moon. Eid al-Fitr, one of the most festive holidays in Islam, and marks a three-day holiday for Muslims celebrate to mark the end of the fast, Eid al-Fitr, or “festival of breaking the fast” in Arabic. The day traditionally begins early with a prayer ceremony for the community, often at a local mosque.
Since this is a day to celebrate the renewal of one’s commitment to Islam, people may wear new clothes as a symbol of fresh beginnings. Families and friends typically visit one another and exchange good wishes, hugs and handshakes, and homes are often decorated to reflect the festive atmosphere of this special day.
On this festive and meaningful occasion for many members of the Islamic community, may this special day bring peace, happiness and prosperity.
كل عام و انتم بخير
may you be well every year