The Dawoodi Bohra community of Fremont came together to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr at Mohammedi Masjid with a strong emphasis on patriotism, unity, and community service. The event was attended by esteemed state and local officials, congressional offices, and non-profit community partners.
The event started with the raising of the US and California flags and young Dawoodi Bohra children leading all attendees in singing the Star Spangled Banner. Given its proximity to Earth Day, this year’s event also highlighted the emphasis Islam places on environmental preservation and various environmental initiatives undertaken by the Fremont Dawoodi Bohras.
For the first time ever, the entire event was conducted by high school students aged 15-16. These young hosts kept the guests entertained and engaged throughout the ceremony, making it a truly memorable experience for everyone.
This year’s event also provided students in the community an opportunity to officially hand-off the community’s annual Ramadan donation to Abode Services – 400 snack and hygiene packets to support unhoused populations throughout the region.
After the ceremony, guests were invited to experience traditional Eid food like Sheer Khurma, Nihari, Jalebi, and other treats. It was an excellent opportunity for guests to connect with each other over delicious food and share the joy of Eid.
The Dawoodi Bohras of Fremont have been hosting this event for six years, and it has become an essential part of their annual celebrations. The ceremony brings together people from all walks of life and provides an opportunity to celebrate their shared values and commitment to community service.
Above all, the ceremony is a testament to the Dawoodi Bohras’ commitment to upholding the values of patriotism and respect for the country and its laws. The flag hoisting ceremony is a symbol of their loyalty to the United States and the state of California, and is an expression of their love and appreciation for the country that has given them so much.