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Eid al-Fitr Marks a Day Off this Wednesday

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If you noticed we don’t have school this Wednesday, that’s because April 10th marks Eid al-Fitr, or the end to the holy month of Ramadan in Islam. This is the first year FCPS students have had Eid fully off, as last year the day was a Wolverine Workday (we had class but teachers weren’t supposed to give assignments). 


Starting on Eid, people that practice Islam now don’t have to fast anymore from sunup to sundown, and as such the day is typically celebrated by sharing sweets and meals. The meaning of Eid al-Fitr translates to “the festival of breaking the fast.” It’s also called “lesser Eid” because it only lasts from one to three days compared to Eid al-Adha, another Muslim holiday which falls in June and lasts for around four days. Unfortunately, Eid Al-Adha falls on the Monday after school ends, meaning that it won’t be a day off. 


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If you know somebody who’s celebrating, make sure to wish them “Eid Mubarak,” meaning “have a blessed Eid.”

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This is senior Miguel Tsang's third year writing for The Wire. Not only the president of West Po's Asian-Pacific Americans Club (APAC), he’s also active on the Crew and Debate teams. He is excited to be back in journalism to keep up with current events, and help other people to do the same. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the violin, traveling, and planning for the next APAC meeting and talking about Nope ;).

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