As Muslims in British Columbia and around the world complete the month of Ramadan and celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, I would like to extend my best wishes on this joyous occasion.
Eid ul-Fitr, the festival marking the completion of 30 days and nights of fasting, is an occasion for family and friends to gather for festive meals, to exchange gifts, to pray, to forgive and forget differences with others, to offer charity and to recognize the common goal of unity.
It is a time for Muslims, and a good time for all British Columbians, to remember those less fortunate, including those impacted by poverty, hunger, and conflict.
After all, the values observed during the month of Ramadan, including compassion, charity, and patience, are intrinsic to the fabric of our multicultural society.
Eid ul-Fitr is an excellent opportunity for us to appreciate the tremendous contributions that Muslims have made to our province's rich and diverse history.
On behalf of the Government of British Columbia, I extend our best wishes to Muslims in B.C. and around the world on this blessed holiday.
Minister of State for Multiculturalism