Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement in honour of the month of Ramadan:
“Today marks the beginning of Ramadan, a time of spiritual reflection and self-improvement for Muslim people in British Columbia and around the world.
“During the month of Ramadan, many Muslim people will renew their commitments to better themselves and the world around them through acts of charity and service to others. At a time when people around the province are struggling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ramadan reminds us to always have compassion and help each other where we can.
“Normally during Ramadan, friends and families will undertake congregational prayers and break fast at sunset together. This year, people will find new ways of worshipping, including by video chat or from a safe physical distance. Now, more than ever, we must do everything we can to keep ourselves and others healthy and safe.
“Ramadan reminds us that we all have a part to play in making the world a better place. Now is the time to act on these values in our own lives and communities.
“To all those observing this holy month, I wish you a blessed, peaceful Ramadan.
For a French translation, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/2020.04.23_STM-Ramadan-FR.pdf
For an Arabic translation, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/2020.04.23_STM-Ramadan-ARABIC.pdf
For an Urdu translation, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/2020.04.23_STM-Ramadan-URDU.pdf
For a Farsi translation, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/2020.04.23_STM-Ramadan-FARSI.pdf