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.
Toronto Mayor John Tory
— John Tory (@TorontosMayor) June 14, 2018
Progressive Conservative Party MP Andrew Scheer
Today, Muslim Canadians will be celebrating the end of Ramadan. After a month of fasting, reflection and rededication to faith, many Muslims will gather and feast together. On behalf of Canada’s Conservatives, we would like to wish you a happy Eid al-Fitr! https://t.co/5Xmp9EVK7K pic.twitter.com/1s21gzYZRt
— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) June 14, 2018
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh
Sending my best wishes to Muslims in Canada & around the world celebrating Eid al-Fitr
After a month of reflection & renewal, may this be an enjoyable occasion spent with family, friends & loved ones https://t.co/dpTfLOPfUp
— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) June 15, 2018
Ontario Premier Doug Ford
— Doug Ford (@fordnation) June 14, 2018
Mayor of Ottawa Jim Watson
Eid Mubarak! I want to thank the Muslim Association of Canada for their great work in the community and I wish the organizers and the attendees all the best today on this blessed occasion. #EidMubarak pic.twitter.com/0kXps6wUeG
— Jim Watson (@JimWatsonOttawa) June 15, 2018
Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly
Today, Muslims in Canada and around the world will gather to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.#EidMubarak to the Muslim community in #Ahuntsic–#Cartierville and across #Canada celebrating with family and friends. https://t.co/fGCxLgq7yk
— Mélanie Joly (@melaniejoly) June 15, 2018
NDP Party of Canada
— NDP (@NDP) June 14, 2018
Toronto City Councillor Norm Kelly
— Norm Kelly (@norm) June 15, 2018
Happy Eid al-Fitr Canada
As Ramadan comes to a close, we’re sending our best wishes to Muslims in Canada and abroad who are celebrating Eid al-Fitr! pic.twitter.com/40ObA4QnjB
— Canada (@Canada) June 15, 2018