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ARLINGTON DEMOCRATS HOST 5TH ANNUAL INTERFAITH EID CELEBRATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 18, 2022

Press Contact: Izzie Taveras, pr@arldemsold.local

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – This Wednesday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m., the Arlington County Democratic Committee (Arlington Democrats) will host its Fifth Annual Interfaith Eid al-Adha Celebration at Lubber Run Community Center. People of all faith traditions are welcome to celebrate Eid with their families. The Arlington Democrats Interfaith Caucus is hosting this annual celebration along with Arlington Young Democrats. There will be a full halal meal served, musicians, and inspirational speakers from three faith traditions. There will also be opportunities to donate nonperishables to AFAC and monetary donations to Afghan Refugees and Ukraine. To accommodate COVID concerns, both indoor and outdoor space will be provided at the celebration. A prayer space will also be available. 

To attend, please RSVP at the Arlington Democrats Facebook page event link: https://fb.me/e/21DQaCbFz.

“I’m really excited that Arlington Democrats is able to host its Annual Interfaith Eid Celebration in person this year,” said Arlington Democrats Chair Steve Baker. “It will be a great opportunity for Arlington community members to come together over food and celebrate Eid al-Adha after a couple of years of hosting social events remotely. Arlington has a large variety of faith traditions, and as Democrats we believe in coming together to celebrate this diversity while having a great time.”

Eid al-Adha celebrates the story of Abraham and his devotional faith in God, which runs through all three Abrahamic faith traditions: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Also known as the “feast of the sacrifice,” this celebration is a reminder of our unity, common heritage, and the importance of coming together as a community regardless of faith tradition.

Arlington County Board members, Virginia General Assembly members, and Congressman Don Beyer will attend the celebration. Congressman Beyer will speak about the importance of community, including his work on refugee resettlement and addressing the growing incidence of hate crimes across the country.

The Fifth Annual Interfaith Eid Celebration will help Arlingtonians come together at a time when many feel divided so that we can work together on policies that improve our community as a whole.

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