Statement by the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Eid al-Adha

Justin Trudeau

Justin Pierre James Trudeau (born December 25, 1971) is a Canadian politician. He is the 23rd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Liberal Party. The second youngest prime minister after Joe Clark, he is also, as the eldest son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, the first to be related to a previous holder of the post.

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.

“This year, as we mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Eid al-Adha is an opportunity for us all to reflect on the important contributions the Muslim community has made to build the diverse, strong and inclusive country that we all call home.

“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I extend our best wishes to all those celebrating Eid al-Adha.

“Eid Mubarak!”

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