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What's Happening This Week - May 1st Edition

Here's what's going on in and around Minerva Park this week.

Sunday, May 1-Monday, May 2

Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. From USA Today: "The start of the holiday is timed to the first sighting of the crescent moon marking the beginning of the Islamic month of Shawwal.

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated to commemorate the end of the fasting month of Ramadan and takes place over three days. Eid al-Fitr means “the celebration of breaking the fast.” Ramadan marks the time when the Quran, the Muslim holy book, was revealed to Prophet Muhammad. Devout Muslims fast during daylight hours and spend time in self-reflection, prayer and giving charity. On Eid, Muslims traditionally have a light breakfast and then head to the mosque for a special prayer and a sermon. After praying, Muslim families gather and exchange gifts. Traditional dishes and sweets are also made and exchanged. In Islamic countries, people usually get all three days of the celebration off from work. In the U.S., some are able to request time off while others can't."

Happy Eid to our friends and neighbors!

Friday, May 6

IrieJam Island Grille Food Truck - 4pm-7pm at the Community Building. IrieJam Island grill is a family-owned and operated Food Truck /Catering business serving specialty Jamaican dishes in the central Ohio area. The menu can be found here.

Saturday, May 7

Shred It Day - 9am-12pm at Hoff Woods Park in Westerville (556 McCorkle Blvd, Westerville, OH 43082). Safely dispose of all of your old documents and paperwork - courtesy of the City of Westerville.

Sunday, May 8

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers, step mothers, grandmothers, and those who fill in as a mom.


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