Eid al-Fitr: Statement from Premier Notley
Premier Rachel Notley issued the following statement wishing Alberta’s Muslim community a happy Eid al-Fitr:
“With the sighting of the new crescent moon, Muslims in Alberta and around the world are marking Eid al-Fitr, the conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan.
“Eid-al-Fitr is an opportunity to reflect on the month spent honouring the shared values of family, community and compassion through the acts of fasting, prayer and charitable giving.
“Alberta Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr in diverse and rich ways, according to their unique traditions. In neighbourhoods across our province, Alberta Muslims will wake early in the morning to dress in their finest clothes, attend an Eid prayer and spend time with family and friends.
“On behalf of all Albertans, I’d like to extend my warmest wishes to Alberta’s Muslim communities as they observe Eid-al-Fitr.
“Eid Mubarak to all!”