Post Tagged with: "Eid al-Fitr"

New York State Senator Kevin Thomas speaking on the Senate floor in Albany as his fellow legislators applaud. Sen. thomas is the first and only Indian-American lawmaker in the Empire State’s history. (Photo courtesy office of Sen. Thomas via Desi Talk)

LI Senator Pushes for Religious School Holidays

Culture, Education, New York, Religion March 6, 2019 at 5:33 pm

State Sen. Kevin Thomas of Long Island introduced a bill that would establish Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Christian as school holidays in certain districts, reports Desi Talk.

Coney Island Avenue (Photo by Hassan Iqbal via BKLYNER)

A Bazaar to Mark the End of Ramadan

Brooklyn, Muslim June 26, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Muslims in Brooklyn celebrated the end of Ramadan at the annual Chand Raat Bazaar on Coney Island Avenue, reports BKLYNER.

Monirul Islam (left) and family, Kensington neighbor and student at Brooklyn Tech. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

Eid in Brooklyn – ‘Today is the Day We Celebrate’

Brooklyn, Muslim, Traditions July 6, 2016 at 7:57 pm

Muslims in Kensington and Ditmas Park tell Ditmas Park Corner how they celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.

Can Community Press Fill the Void Left by the Daily News?

Can Community Press Fill the Void Left by the Daily News?

Asian, Culture, Media, Muslim March 16, 2015 at 5:58 pm

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at whether ethnic and community publications can fill the “news hole” left by the Daily News’ shut down of its outer borough bureaus. Also in the episode, what the addition of two Muslim holidays to the public school calendar means for the community, and a K-pop dance studio with a diverse audience.

(Photo via the Flickr page of the mayor's office)

NYC to Add Eid Holidays to Public School Calendar

Education, Muslim, New York March 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Community and ethnic publications cover Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that the city will be adding Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr to the list of holidays observed by public schools.

Mosques and Islamic centers see increase in the number of visitors during Ramadan. File photo of Muslims praying at Makki Masjid in Brooklyn. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

When Does Ramadan Begin?

NYC Muslims seek some consensus on when to start fasting.

Diwali is one of the biggest festival of Hindus. It is celebrated for five days, where the third days is celebrated as the main Diwali festival or 'Festival of lights'. (Photo by Ravikiran Rao, Creative Commons License)

Lawmakers Call for Diwali to Be a Public School Holiday in NYC

Education, In the News, New York, Religion, South Asian February 20, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Six Democratic members of the U.S. Congress ask New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to consider declaring Diwali a public school holiday, reports News India Times.

Ramadan Fast Ends with Eid Feast, More Events

Ramadan Fast Ends with Eid Feast, More Events

Brooklyn, Culture, Middle Eastern, Queens, South Asian August 8, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Muslims marked the end of Ramadan on Thursday, ahead of a weekend of events.