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Statement by the Prime Minister on Eid al-Adha

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Eid al-Adha:

“Today, Muslims in Canada and around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha.

“Eid al-Adha marks the end of the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. It is a time to reflect on lessons of sacrifice and charity, and to appreciate life’s many blessings.

“To mark this special occasion, Muslims will gather with family and friends to attend morning prayers, share celebratory meals, exchange gifts and greetings, and give to those in need.