Eid Mubarak! UMA hosts second annual Eid Community Potluck

Eid putlock attendees

In collaboration with local multicultural organizations, including the Capital Area New Mainers Project, the University of Maine at Augusta hosted its second annual community potluck for Eid al-Fitr this past Saturday, April 13th in the Fireside Lounge.

The event was sponsored by the President’s DEI Council and the Office of Student Life. The potluck celebrated the end of Ramadan with Muslim community members at UMA and from the greater Augusta, Bangor, and Lewiston areas.

collage of photos from the Eid potluck dinner

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and is a joyous time for Muslims to come together to celebrate with family, friends, and the community. The potluck was a great way to bring together UMA students, staff, faculty, and community members to share special foods and treats. As well, April is Arab American Heritage Month. With about 10,000 people of Arab ancestry living in Maine, UMA celebrates the contributions of Maine’s Arab community. Turnout for this year’s potluck was so great that organizers of the event had to add more chairs and tables to fit everyone.

Social events like this potluck and last month’s Iftar dinner organized by the Office of Student Life are great ways to get to know each other outside of work and the classroom. There are plans to hold more events like these in the next academic year, so stay tuned for information.

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