July 6, 2022
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Eid-ul-Adha is a very significant and important holiday for all Muslims. It is celebrated at the end of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. The ‘Festival of Sacrifice’ is followed by a ‘Feast of Sacrifice’, which pays homage to Prophet Abraham’s unselfish act of sacrifice. In remembrance, Muslims sacrifice a lamb, goat, or other animals, and give the meat to family, friends, relatives, and most importantly, the underprivileged.
This year the three-day celebration begins on Saturday, July 9, 2022. This holiday is celebrated across the world and locally, across Greater Houston with communal prayers, community gatherings, and the tradition of dressing up in traditional clothing to visit friends and relatives.
We request that you excuse the employee or student that submitted this letter to you during this period in order for them to partake in this celebration.
If you have any questions regarding the celebration of Eid or other Muslim practices please reach out to CAIR Houston by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 713-838-2247. Thank you for your understanding in celebration of this holiday.
Director of Operations