Each year in the month of October, the Islamic Council of Ohio promotes and celebrates the Islamic Day in Ohio (IDO). In 1987, then Ohio Governor Richard Celeste declared an official Islamic Day in Ohio, which occurred as a direct result of the Council’s efforts in promoting Islam to our elected public officials. The tradition has continued, and each year an Islamic Center within the State of Ohio is selected by ICO to be host of the event. The goal of IDO is to promote and educate others about Islam, its ideals, teachings and practices, to our local Ohio communities. In addition, IDO affords various Islamic Centers the opportunity to have open and interactive, interfaith-dialogues between the host Muslim community and the non-Muslim communities in the vicinity. The tradition has been very impactful and successful in prior years, and ICO will continue this tradition, as well as continue to solidify ties with Ohio public officials, in aspirations of promoting Islam in a pure and genuine light to the public.