The University of Maine at Augusta is set to partner with local multicultural organizations to host a community potluck for Eid al-Fitr on Saturday, April 13.

This will be an opportunity for people to share traditions and learn about local organizations that support Muslim communities in Maine.

Eid, means “celebration” or “festival.” There are two dedicated times of Eid in Islam that Muslims around the globe celebrate. Eid al-Fitr, translated as “the festival of breaking the fast,” marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the start of Shawwal, which is the 10th month in the Islamic calendar.

This festival is a particularly significant time for Muslims to get together, appreciate their blessings, share special treats and delicacies, and celebrate with the community, according to a news release from Kristin McLaren with the university.

The free potluck is set for 1-3 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge, Randall Student Center, on UMA’s Augusta campus at 46 University Drive. All are welcome to join, and attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share (except for pork). People are asked to provide a list of ingredients in their dish.

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