A message from the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario on the occasions of Ramadan, Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur

    TORONTO, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - In the name of The Queen, and on behalf of all
Ontarians, I send warm greetings to Ontarians of the Muslim and Jewish faiths,
who are celebrating the first day of Ramadan, Rosh Hashanah and the upcoming
Yom Kippur.
    Ramadan is the holiest season in the Islamic faith, commemorating the
revelation of the Qu'ran. In the coming month, through daily fasting, prayer,
contemplation, and acts of charity, Muslims will renew their commitment to
lead lives of integrity and compassion.
    On this day, the blowing of the shofar will herald a new year and a time
of reflection and renewal for the Jewish people. During these high holy days,
men and women will contemplate their faith and prepare spiritually and
personally for the New Year.
    The province of Ontario has been built by people of different faiths, and
Muslim and Jewish Ontarians, from all walks of life, have contributed greatly
to our peace and prosperity. We are proud of our diverse society, in which
people of all religious beliefs worship in freedom.

For further information:

For further information: Nanda Casucci-Byrne, Office of the Lieutenant
Governor, (416) 325-7780, www.lt.gov.on.ca

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