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Canadians celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan

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DH Toronto Staff Jun 15, 2018 9:12 am 1,859

Eid Mubarak!

On Friday, June 15, Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is the month in which the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, according to Islamic belief. The month is spent fasting from sunrise to sunset, which is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and is mandatory for most adults.

Today, millions of Canadians are celebrating the festival and many Canadian leaders have shared their messages of support online.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

“Today, Muslims in Canada and around the world will gather with family and friends to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

“After a month of fasting and reflection, Eid is a time for Muslims to come together to feast, celebrate, and share their good fortune with others.

“Muslim communities continue to make Canada stronger, more open, and more prosperous. Today, let’s celebrate their major contributions to our country.

“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I extend our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Eid al-Fitr.

“Eid Mubarak!”

Toronto Mayor John Tory

Progressive Conservative Party MP Andrew Scheer

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh

Ontario Premier Doug Ford

Mayor of Ottawa Jim Watson

Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly

NDP Party of Canada

Toronto City Councillor Norm Kelly

Happy Eid al-Fitr Canada

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