Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement wishing Alberta’s Muslim community a happy Eid al-Fitr:
“Today, Muslims in Alberta and around the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr, to mark the end of Ramadan, a month-long spiritual journey of fasting and prayer.
“This is a time of joy as people end the month of fasting by coming together in community festivities that centre on sharing food, gifts and prayer.
“This also is a time of spiritual renewal for Muslims. I hope the discipline of Ramadan has strengthened your faith, and you celebrate Eid al-Fitr with an even stronger commitment to peace, charity and community.
“As Premier of Alberta, I encourage all Canadians to reflect on the many contributions that Canadian Muslims have made to our province, and I extend my best wishes for a happy and peaceful Eid al-Fitr to all Muslims.
“Eid Mubarak. Eid Sa‘īd – a blessed celebration to all!”