Canadian Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Adha
Canadian Muslims across the country celebrated Eid Al-Adha on Saturday, July 9 with prayers and festivities.
Eid al-Adha is one of the two annual main festivals for Muslims. Eid-al-Adha is known as the "Feast of Sacrifice" and the day marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia that is known as the hajj.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement that Eid-al-Adha is a time for prayer, sharing, sacrifice and compassion for Muslims in Canada.
"As one of the most important holidays in Islam, every year, Muslims celebrate by gathering with family and loved ones to pray, showing gratitude for life's blessings, sharing festive meals, and providing food to those in need," he said.