Press Release
For Immediate Release: 
May 12, 2021
Contact Info: 
Margaret Mulkerrin 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today recognizing Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan:

"I join in wishing Eid Mubarak to all those in Maryland and across our country who are celebrating the end of Ramadan tonight.  While last year's Eid al-Fitr came at a time when families and communities were unable to gather at all because of COVID-19, thankfully recent strides in vaccination make it possible for some outdoor celebrations this year and for vaccinated family members to observe the holiday together indoors. 
 
"We have seen far too much hatred, intolerance, and xenophobia in our country this past year as well.  Sadly, Muslim-American communities have much endured these evils in the past, and I thank the many Muslim leaders in our country who have spoken out against injustice and discrimination alongside those from many faiths.  The month of Ramadan and its time of reflection and contemplation may now be over, but I hope that its peace will continue to bless Muslim-American families and communities for a long time to come, particularly in these weeks ahead when our nation is striving to emerge safely from the pandemic and confront the challenges of division, intolerance, and fear.  I wish all who are celebrating Eid al-Fitr a year to come filled with peace, joy, and new opportunity."