2016 Eid Al-fitr Message from President Obama

On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I convey our best wishes to the people of your country as you celebrate Eid al-Fitr.

Ramadan is a time when Muslims around the world – including the diverse and vibrant community of Muslim Americans − come together in acts of devotion, charity, and goodwill.  It is a time when mosques, cultural centers, city halls, and interfaith communities open their doors to neighbors, loved ones, and the less fortunate for iftar meals and dialogue about our shared values and mutual dignity.  Albeit brief, Ramadan is an important opportunity to reflect on our common humanity and the values of service and peace.

May this coming year bring you the utmost in joy and prosperity.   Eid Mubarak.


Barack Obama