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Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: March 29, 2021 08:21 AM
From: Representative Jason Dawkins
To: All House members
Subject: Recognizing the Observance of Ramadan
The Holy Month of Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and represents one of the holiest times of the year for Muslims. During this time, observers practice the ritual fast known as Sawm, abstaining from food, drink, and other pleasures from dawn until dusk. After sunset, the fast is broken with a meal known as iftar, which is often shared with friends and family.

Ramadan culminates with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast Breaking. At this time, Muslim families often decorate their homes and share generous traditional evening meals. People of all faiths are invited into homes or mosques to observe this special time of the year. In this way, the celebrants share their culture and faith with the larger community, promoting understanding and inclusion for all.

Therefore, I plan to introduce a resolution recognizing the observance of the Holy Month of Ramadan from sunset on April 12, through sunset on May 11, 2021.

I hope you will join me in co-sponsoring this important resolution recognizing our Islamic communities across the Commonwealth as they celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan.