Eid Al Fitr as an official holiday in Canada

Eid Al Fitr as an official holiday in Canada

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Khadijah Qasim started this petition to Canadian Government and

Canada is populated with millions of Muslims as well as a large background of people whom follow many different faiths. Going forward to embrace the unique diversity of each Canadian is what cuts Canada apart from the rest of the globe. Every year the two Muslim holidays known as Eid Ul-Adha and Eid Al-Fitr remain as a huge celebration and near and dear to the hearts of many Muslims within Canada, as well as worldwide.

What is Eid?

Eid al Fitr - Occurs after Ramadan(the muslim holy month of fasting) it is a celebration with friends and family after the long holy month of fasting, we dress our best, and give gifts to one another. It is a holiday filled with joy and contentment. The poor is greatly considered here, we give charity to the poor and needy in our communities or abroad.

Eid ul Adha - Takes place after Hajj(the islamic pilgrimage). This is a time when muslims give charity in a form of food to those who are poor and to share with neighbours and friends.

FUN FACT:

Currently, an estimated 3.5 million Muslims are living in North America, and celebrate Eid!

Now you see one of the reasons this is a big deal, there are a lot of us. It is really important that we grow to understand one another in our beliefs and faiths as Canadians, this petition is us taking one step forward to making that happen. Sign now to make Eid an official holiday in Canada! 

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