Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has greeted everyone on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha and urged people to show “extra kindness” and “celebrate the differences”. In a video on Facebook, the prime minister said, “Today, Muslims in Canada and around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha. On behalf of our family, Sophie and I extend our best wishes to all those celebrating Eid.”
Trudeau, said, “Eid al-Azha 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. This year, as we mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Eid al-Azha 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,” he said.
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The celebrations of Eid are underway in Canada, Britain, United States and many other countries. However, in India it will be celebrated tomorrow. Eid al-Adha is also known as the festival of sacrifice. Justin Trudeau is a big supporter of multiculturalism. In fact, June 27 is celebrated as Canadian Multiculturalism Day. Marking the day, Trudeau said, “…Canadians from coast to coast to coast join together to celebrate the multiculturalism and openness that make us who we are as a country.” “Canadians come from every corner of the world, speak two official languages and hundreds more, practice many faiths, and represent many cultures. Multiculturalism is at the heart of Canada’s heritage and identity – and as Canadians, we recognize that our differences make us strong,” he added.