Eid al-Fitr Observance: Date Change

Eid al-Fitr Observance: Date Change
Posted on 04/06/2022

- የዒድ አልፈጥር በአል አከባበር፡- የቀን መቀየር

الاحتفال بعيد الفطر: تغيير التاريخ

ঈদ উল ফিতর পালন: তারিখ পরিবর্তন

Selebrasyon Eid al-Fitr Chanjman dat

Celebración del Eid al-Fitr: Cambio de fecha



Dear CPS Community:

Cambridge Public Schools was the first public school system in the country to officially recognize a Muslim holiday, and this is a source of great pride for our community. It has been brought to our attention that this year's school calendar, which was finalized months ago, has fallen out of alignment with the Muslim calendar.

According to local Islamic scholars, the exact date of Eid al-Fitr is dependent on a combination of the sighting of the new moon and astronomical calculations. As the holiday has grown near, it has been determined that the holiday will begin one day earlier than had been predicted. Therefore, CPS will observe Eid on Monday, May 2 as opposed to Tuesday, May 3 as currently listed on the school calendar.

Thank you for your understanding as we make this change. Religious and cultural diversity make our community stronger and more vibrant, which is something to embrace and celebrate.

Sincerely,

Dr. Victoria L. Greer
Superintendent
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