Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 6, 2011


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will host an Eid ul-Fitr reception to commemorate the conclusion of the month of Ramadan on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the Department of State.

Secretary Clinton will make remarks at approximately 6:00 p.m. These remarks will be open to credentialed members of the media.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 4:30 p.m. from the C Street entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 5:15 p.m. from the C Street entrance.

Eid ul-Fitr, which started August 30, is a three-day celebration of the conclusion of the month of Ramadan, typically characterized by feasting and celebrating in the days after the end of the month. Ramadan is the month Muslims believe the Qu’ran was revealed to the Prophet Mohamed. Ramadan is a time of reflection, generosity and compassion for nearly two billion Muslims worldwide.

At this event Secretary Clinton will recognize the contributions of American Muslims in sports, and guests will include several American Muslim professional, college, and amateur athletes in a variety of fields.

Some of the athlete guests will be available for interviews following the Secretary’s remarks on the Mezzanine Level of the Department of State. Contact JensenHJ@state.gov with athlete interview requests.

PRESS CONTACTS:

Department of State
Office of Press Relations
(202) 647-2492

Media representatives may attend this briefing upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).



PRN: 2011/1417