Statement by Minister Joly on Eid al-Adha

Muslims across Canada and around the world mark the beginning of Eid al-Adha

OTTAWA, Aug. 31, 2017 /CNW/ - This evening marks the beginning of Eid al-Adha, one of the holiest holidays in the Muslim calendar. This holiday celebrates the end of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

Eid al-Adha is an opportunity for Muslim families in Canada and across the world to come together in prayer and celebration. The holiday's focus on forgiveness, compassion and generosity is a reminder of the values that bring all Canadians together.

As we celebrate Canada 150, Eid al-Adha is also an opportunity to recognize the many contributions of Canada's Muslim communities to our rich and diverse society.

As Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism, I extend my best wishes to all those celebrating Eid al-Adha and congratulate those performing the Hajj this year. Eid Mubarak!

 

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

For further information: Media only, please contact: Rachel Rappaport, Press Secretary (interim), Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, 819-997-7788

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