B.C. Premier John Horgan on Monday issued the following statement in honour of Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice:
“Today we join Muslim communities in British Columbia and around the world to mark the beginning of Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice.
“Eid al-Adha is one of the holiest celebrations in Islam and is a time to reflect on helping others and making the world a better place. Families and friends will gather to feast, exchange gifts and well wishes and provide food to less fortunate people.
“On Eid al-Adha, and every day, we must come together in unity to lift up those who need it most.
“To everyone observing Eid al-Adha, I wish you a wonderful celebration.
ANDREW Wilkinson, Leader of the Official Opposition, said in a statement in honour of Eid al-Adha:
“Last night we marked the start of the Islamic Feast of Sacrifice, or Eid al-Adha. This religious holiday is one of the most important and holy holidays in Muslim communities around the globe.
“It is a time of togetherness where family is celebrated, and good food is both enjoyed at home and shared with those in need.
“The contributions made by British Columbia’s Muslim community are an integral part of local economies and community character across this province.
“On behalf of the entire BC Liberal Caucus, I want to extend my warmest wishes to all those celebrating Eid al-Adha and to those who completed the holy pilgrimage of Hajj in Mecca, please accept my most sincere congratulations.