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Muslim Holidays: Fact Sheet [Updated April 26, 2022]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Introduction: "Islam is one of the three major Abrahamic faiths, alongside Judaism and Christianity. Islam, considered by the Pew Research Center to be the world's fastest growing religion, has approximately 1.8 billion followers worldwide, of whom some 3.45 million live in the United States. Muslims annually observe two major holidays: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. This fact sheet describes the two holidays' significance and American Muslims' observance of them, and addresses the ways the holidays have been recognized by elected officials. The fact sheet also briefly describes two other widely celebrated Muslim holidays. This fact sheet is designed to assist congressional offices with work related to Islamic holidays. It contains sample speeches and remarks from the 'Congressional Record', presidential proclamations and remarks, and selected historical and cultural resources. This is part of a series of Congressional Research Service fact sheets on religious holidays in the United States."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R45003
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2022-04-26
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Public Domain
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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