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December 10, 2007: Festival of Eid celebrated in January

The Coral Springs Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee, the Northwest Regional Library and The Muslim Neighbors of Coral Springs, will be hosting a celebration of “Eid al-Adhaa” on Sunday, January 6 from 2 to 4 PM at the Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive. The celebration will take place in the Library’s Multi-Purpose Room. The Theme for this celebration will be “Celebrating the past…Building the future.”

Eid al-Adhaa is a celebration commemorating the sacrifice of Abraham. It is a day of thanksgiving, remembrance and victory that marks the completing of Hajj (a pilgrimage) to Mecca. Eid al-Adhaa falls on the 10th day of Zulhijjah, the final month of the Muslim year.

The City’s Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee began sponsoring the event six years ago, said Joyce Campos, Community Relations Manager for the City of Coral Springs.

“We want to encourage people to learn more about the Muslim community and the religion of Islam just to understand it better and perhaps to see their Muslim neighbors in a more favorable light,” Campos said. “Our intention is to create a harmonious and inclusive community.”

The event will feature exhibits, panel discussions, educational information, music and entertainment and samples of cuisine from the Muslim world. There will be children’s crafts and henna hand painting as well.  Families are welcome and admission is free.

For additional information, call Joyce Campos at 954-344-1005.


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