—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
JAMAICA, New York (July 21, 2010)- The Islamic Circle of North America is pleased to announce Muslim Family Day 2010, being held at Six Flags locations across the United States in celebration of Eid Al-Fitr.
Commemorated by Muslims around the globe, Eid Al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is determined by the lunar calendar and is expected to begin during the second week of August this year. Muslim Family Day 2010 will be held at the following locations:
- Jackson, NJ (September 10)
- Dallas, TX (September 12)
- Chicago, IL (September 12)
- Washington, DC (September 12)
- Springfield, MA (September 18)
- Los Angeles, CA (September 18)
- San Francisco, CA (September 18)
- Atlanta, GA (October 2)
Over the years, Muslim Family Day has become a staple in the American Muslim community. The event has attracted over 100,000 in the past two years alone. Muslim Family Day was first held in 2000 at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ. The tragic events of September 11th, which resulted in the loss of thousands of innocent lives, also affected this event directly. Tariq Amanullah, the chief organizer of Muslim Family Day, worked on the 96th floor of World Trade Center, Tower 2, and was a victim of the attacks. Through its various endeavors, ICNA honors his memory of building bridges between communities. (Click here for more on Tariq)
“We hope the religious season will be spiritually enhancing for Muslims around the world and across the US. We also extend congratulations to our Jewish friends, who will be celebrating Rosh Hashanah the same weekend of Eid Al-Fitr,” said Naeem Baig, Vice President for Public Affairs.