Eid in Chicago: Thousands gather at Navy Pier Eid Expo to promote Islam, peace

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-eid-expo-navy-pier-met-20160706-story.html Bright colors and breezy fabrics of traditional tunics and trousers floated across the sidewalks of Navy Pier, which housed the first Eid Expo, bringing together diverse denominations and ethnicities Wednesday. The two-day event celebrated Eid al-Fitr, a holiday that concludes Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. Thousands of Muslims […]

Britain may soon have Muslim bank holidays: Parliament petition urges MPs to consider having a day off during Hindu and Islam festivals

Online petition requesting day off for Eid and Diwali has 119,000 signatures Under rules topic has to be debated in parliament once it reaches 100,000 Would be first non-Christian religious holidays to be marked Has angered nationalists who complain St George’s day is ignored An online petition urging politicians to […]