The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau,on Sunday issued the following statement on Eid al-Fitr:
“Tonight at sunset, Muslims in Canada and around the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
“After a month of fasting, charity, and spiritual reflection, Eid al-Fitr is a time for community and celebration. One of the most important holidays in Islam, it is an opportunity for families and friends to gather and pray, feast, and spend quality time together. While the past two years have been challenging for us all, we have found inspiration in the values that are at the heart of Islam – generosity, peace, compassion, and gratitude – which will continue to help us as we recover from the pandemic, and move ahead with optimism and hope.
“Eid al-Fitr is also an opportunity to recognize the important contributions Muslim Canadians have made, and continue to make, to our country. Across Canada, Muslims demonstrate service and kindness, by donating to charity and supporting important causes. Diversity is one of our greatest strengths, and we will continue to take action to combat Islamophobia and hatred in all its forms, including by appointing a special representative to combat Islamophobia. Together, we will keep building a better, fairer, and more inclusive world for everyone.
“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish a blessed and peaceful Eid to all those celebrating here at home and around the world.
Later, Trudeau attended the Muslim Assocatiation of Canada Eid Festival in Ottawa. He told the gathering: “To everyone who’s spending the day at the MAC , marking the end of Ramadan and celebrating as a community once again: I know how nice it must be to come together after two hard years – it was good to be with you. Thank you for having me.”
Brampton: Kamal Khera, MP ofor Brampton West -I gathered with the Muslim community in #BramptonWest to celebrate #EidAlFitr. She said: “Eid Al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of #Ramadan a month of fasting, compassion, charity and giving back to those in need,”
Sonia Sidhu, MP for Brampton South said: “Today, the Muslim community across Canada and the world celebrates Eid al-Fitr and mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. This morning I joined many Muslim residents in #BramptonSouth for a morning prayer and recognized Muslim Canadians for their contributions.”
Toronto Mayor John Tory Tory tweeted “This morning, I had the pleasure of joining Toronto’s Muslim community at the Islamic Foundation of Toronto in Scarborough for Eid prayers. Extending my warmest wishes to residents across the city recognizing the end of #Ramadanand beginning of #EidAlFatr.
Natalia Kusendova, MP for Mississauga Centre: Eid Mubarak! Thrilled to bring greetings on behalf of
@fordnation at the Dar Foundation in Oakville together with PC Candidate for Oakville North-Burlington Effie Triantafilopoulos
@Effie_ONB and @RudyCuzzetto, Rudy Cuzzetto, PC Candiate for Mississauga Lakeshore.
as Muslim communities across ON celebrate the end of Holy Ramadan. Eid al-Firt!