STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA ON EID AL-FITR
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark Eid al-Fitr:
“Laureen and I would like to extend warm greetings to Muslims in Canada and around the world as they gather to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
“On this important occasion, Muslims gather with family and friends to celebrate the Feast of the Breaking of the Fast over a period of three days to give thanks for the spiritual renewal and blessings acquired over the past month. Eid al-Fitr is also a time of almsgiving towards those who are less fortunate than us, and when greetings and gifts are exchanged.
“Our country is home to more than one million Muslims, who play an important role in the shaping and building of the free, prosperous and peaceful pluralistic society that Canada is today.
“On behalf of all Canadians, I offer best wishes for health and happiness to all those celebrating Eid al-Fitr.