Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement in honour of Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice:
“Today marks the beginning of the celebration of Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice. Eid al-Adha is one of the holiest celebrations in Islam, marking the end of the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca.
“On behalf of all British Columbians, I would like to extend best wishes to Muslims in B.C., Canada and around the world.
“Eid al-Adha is a time to think about others — to give to charity, do good deeds and help people who need it the most.
“On Eid al-Adha, and every day, British Columbians must continue to work together to lift people up and help people who are less fortunate.
“To all the people observing Eid al-Adha, I wish you a joyful celebration.