Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn
wishes you an
Eid Adha Mubarak!
Eid al-Adha, known as the "Feast of Sacrifice" is one of Islam's most important holidays, and is the holiest of the two Eid festivals, the other being Eid al-Fitr1.

During the festival of Eid al-Adha, Muslims acknowledge the devotion of Ibrahim, who was willing to sacrifice his son, Ismail, under the order of Allah (God). The holiday coincides with Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia2.

As Eid al-Adha commemorates the sacrifice made by the prophet Ibrahim, Muslims typically celebrate the festival by carrying out an animal sacrifice. The animal that is sacrificed – which is usually a goat, sheep, cow or camel – is separated into three parts. “At least one third of the meat from the animal must go to poor or vulnerable people,” according to Islamic Relief 3.

Eid al-Adha will begin tonight, on the evening of Monday, July 19, and ends on the evening of Friday, July 23, this year. May the joy of Eid surround you and your family!

Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn
wishes all who celebrate an Eid Adha Mubarak!

Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn represents the 42nd Assembly District in Brooklyn covering Ditmas Park, Flatbush, East Flatbush and Midwood. She is currently the Chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs), and serves on the following committees: Housing, Government Operations, Education, Banks, Health, and Higher Education. She is also a member of the Task Force on Women's Issues and sits on Governor Cuomo's Domestic Violence Advisory Council and Mayor De Blasio's MWBE Task Force.

As a current Assemblymember, District Leader, and Chair of Brooklyn Democratic Party, Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn has been an outspoken advocate on issues concerning immigration, education, economic development, unemployment, education reform, health care access, senior citizen centers, affordable housing, school safety, women's and LGBTQ rights, as well as other issues affecting the quality of life in the community.
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