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October 23, 2009: Celebration of Eid set for November 8

The Coral Springs Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee, the Clergy Coalition, the Northwest Regional Library and The Muslim Neighbors of Coral Springs, will be hosting a celebration entitled “Stepping Stones to Friendship” on Sunday, November 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Coral Springs Charter School, 3205 University Drive. The celebration will take place in the school’s cafeteria. 

The event, centered on “Celebrating the past…Building the future,” will feature interesting dialogue with everyday Muslims, discover the truths and clarify misconceptions from clergy representatives, educational information, music and samples of cuisine from the Muslim world. There will be children’s crafts and henna hand painting as well. The event is intended to enlighten participants on the Muslim culture and way of life, as well as an explanation of the “Eid” holidays celebrated twice in a Muslim calendar year, once after Ramadan and secondly after Pilgrimage, commemorating the sacrifice of Abraham.

“The City’s Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee began sponsoring the event eight years ago, following the September 11th tragedy,“ 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 with a view to eliminating any fear or antagonism. Hopefully, with the enlightenment and information we provide, people will see their Muslim neighbors in a friendlier light,” Campos said.

Families are welcome and admission is free. For additional information, call 954-344-1005.

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