CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today issued the following statement on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan:
"Today, Muslims across Illinois and the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the 'festival of the breaking of the fast,' which signifies a commitment to compassion, hope and generosity.
“I was honored to host a traditional 'Iftar' meal at the Executive Mansion for Illinois’ Muslim American community leaders on July 2, continuing a new tradition I was proud to start last year.
“Now, after the sacrifice and reflection of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr is a time for community. This is a day to focus on service to others and a time to act generously to those in need.
“To all of those breaking the fast, ‘Eid Mubarak!’”