Bronx Prez Diaz Hosts Muslim School Holiday Event, 9/17



eid-mubarakOn Saturday, September 17, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will host the annual Muslim School Holiday event, designed to bring fun and activities for all in celebration of the addition of Muslim holidays to the public school calendar.


“The Muslim community is thriving not just in The Bronx but throughout the city of New York and we are very happy to have a fun filled day for the children to enjoy,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.


The event takes place tomorrow, Saturday, September 17 at P.S. 83, 950 Rhinelander Avenue (enter on Radcliff Av), Bronx, NY  from 12 Noon – 3:00 PM. Borough President Diaz will be available at 1 PM.


Many Muslims in the United States observe Eid-al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, each year. This year the holiday fell on September 12 and public schools in New York City were closed in observance.


This festival commemorates Ibrahim’s (Abraham) willingness to sacrifice his son to God. This festival also marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.


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