For Immediate Release
July 6th, 2016

Statement on Eid al-Fitr: Mayor Bonnie Crombie

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, I join with our local Muslim community to recognize Eid al-Fitr, which marks the Feast of the Breaking of the Fast and the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

“Eid al-Fitr is a time when all Muslims reflect on past blessings and further renew their commitment to their faith following a period of deeply meaningful sacrifice, reflection and enriching prayer.

“During Ramadan, I took immense pride in joining in solidarity with Mississauga’s Muslim community to participate in a fast, followed by joining an Iftar dinner to break fast with Premier Wynne, local imams and community leaders.

“I also offer my sincerest gratitude to Muslim families for opening their doors and welcoming individuals, of different cultural backgrounds and faiths, to break bread during the many Iftar dinners that were held right across Mississauga.

In doing so, our broader community was afforded the opportunity to better understand and appreciate the guiding principles and virtues of Islam.

“As families gather to renew their faith to mark Eid al-Fitr, let us remember how fortunate we are to call Mississauga home.

“Mississauga is a world-class city that invites and encourages people of different faiths to practice their beliefs and worship safely and freely.

“Eid Mubarak!”