Friday, September 10, 2010

Eid Mubarak and Happy New Year

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'Eid al-Fitr is one of two major holidays in Islam, the festival of the breaking of the month-long fast of Ramadan. For Muslims, it's a time for eating and drinking, visiting friends, giving presents, wearing new clothes, and visiting the graves of the dead. Think Christmas and Easter and All Saints Day, rolled into one. "Eid" is of course the holiday itself, while "mubarak" means "blessed." So, to all my Muslim friends, Eid Mubarak.

Coincidentally, this weekend is also Rosh Hashanah. So to all my Jewish friends, Happy New Year!

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12 comments:

Steve Malley said...

You rock, Candy! You do know that don't you? :-)

Pax Deux said...

Blessing, prosperity, peace and happiness to you, Candy, and to all who read this blog.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you!!! I knew I liked you as a person and not just an author. Blessed are all in this country that celebrate our diversity and tolerance!!!!! Sabena

Charles Gramlich said...

I did not know that, but I wish all who celebrate those holidays a joyous time.

orannia said...

I didn't know either, but I wish all those who celebrate a joyous holiday!

cs harris said...

Ah, Steve, if you only knew the hate mail I get for my thrillers.

Pax Deux, thank you.

Thank you, Sabena. Hopefully soon tolerance will become fashionable again?

Charles, I live just a couple of blocks from a mosque and half of my neighbors are Moslems, so it's easy for me to remember Eid--and I rely on Jon Steward to remind me of the Jewish holidays!

Orannia, Eid is a great holiday. I have wonderful memories of it from when I lived in the Middle East.

Lainey said...

Candy- Thanks for such an inclusive message.

It's regrettable that you're receiving so much hate mail. The last 10 years have been insane.

Firefly said...

Eid is a wonderful time for all muslims. Peace, prosperity & much happiness to one & all.

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