“Today, we join Muslim communities in Canada and around the world to celebrate Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of the Hajj.
“Eid al-Adha is a time to reflect on lessons of sacrifice and to show compassion to those in need. To mark the occasion, families and friends will gather to feast, attend morning prayers, and give thanks for the blessings they enjoy in life.
“For all of us, Eid al-Adha is an opportunity to recognize the important contributions the Canadian Muslim community makes to our society, and to celebrate the differences that make us who we are.
“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish all those observing Eid al-Adha a wonderful celebration.
Victoria: Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement in honour of Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice:
“Today marks the beginning of the celebration of Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice. Eid al-Adha is one of the holiest celebrations in Islam, marking the end of the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca.
“On behalf of all British Columbians, I would like to extend best wishes to Muslims in B.C., Canada and around the world.
“Eid al-Adha is a time to think about others – to give to charity, do good deeds and help people who need it the most.
“On Eid al-Adha, and every day, British Columbians must continue to work together to lift people up and help people who are less fortunate.
“To all the people observing Eid al-Adha, I wish you a joyful celebration.