Canadians celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan

Jun 4 2019, 3:26 pm

Eid Mubarak!

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, let’s celebrate the many contributions Muslim Canadians make to our country,” said Prime Minister Trudeau. “Our government will always stand with Canada’s Muslim communities. We will continue to fight against Islamophobia and hatred in all its forms, and together, we’ll keep building a better Canada… Eid mubarak!”

Leader of Canada’s Conservatives Andrew Scheer

“Muslim Canadians come from many different cultures and backgrounds and play an integral role in our shared heritage. Eid al-Fitr provides an excellent opportunity to recognize the contributions that Muslims have made and continued to make to our free, prosperous and pluralistic society,” said Scheer, in a statement. “On behalf of the Official Opposition and Conservative Party of Canada, I extend my best wishes to all those celebrating Eid al-Fitr.

See also

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh

Toronto Mayor John Tory

Minister of Environment Catherine McKenna

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen

Premier of Alberta, Jason Kenney

Eid mubarak, Canada