As Muslims in Canada and across the world mark the end of holy month of Ramadan on April 20, 2023, and begin preparing to celebrate Eid, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a statement on Eid al Fitr.
Eid al-Fitr is a major religious holiday celebrated by Muslims around the world. It marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset each day. Eid al-Fitr is typically a three-day celebration, although the exact length may vary depending on cultural and regional traditions.
Muslims in Canada typically celebrate Eid al-Fitr with family and friends, often by attending special Eid prayers at mosques or community centers.
In addition to prayer, Muslims in Canada celebrate Eid al-Fitr with festive meals, sweets, and gifts. Many families exchange gifts and give money, known as “Eidi,” to children and loved ones. Some communities also organize Eid bazaars or other cultural events to celebrate the holiday.
Eid al-Fitr is an important occasion for Muslims in Canada to come together with their families and communities to celebrate the end of Ramadan and to reflect on the spiritual significance of the holiday.