Premier Christy Clark has released the following statement in recognition of Eid ul-Fitr:
"This week, Muslims throughout British Columbia mark the end of Ramadan with Eid ul-Fitr - the Festivity of Breaking the Fast. Eid began with the sighting of the new moon, which signals the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. For a lunar month, Muslims fast during daylight hours, which teaches patience, self-discipline, empathy, charity and faith.
"During Eid, families help their communities by practising good deeds and giving to charities. They celebrate by gathering with friends and family to enjoy a special meal - their first daytime meal in a month. Their faith and dedication is inspiring.
"On behalf of all British Columbians, I wish Muslim families a very joyous celebration.
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