Hundreds celebrate Eid in Mississauga with parties and prayers

April 10, 2024

Muslims in Mississauga celebrated Eid al-Fitr with food and parties and prayers for those suffering abroad to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Hundreds gathered at the Islamic Community Centre of Ontario for morning prayers, taking photos afterwards with friends and family near the stands of balloons as part of the festivities. 

Abdullatif Bakbak, president-executive of the Muslim Association of Canada, said Eid al-Fitr is an important day in the Muslim calendar. This year, it comes as Palestinian people are suffering in Gaza.

Bakbak said the suffering, after six months of war, is resonating throughout with Muslims around the world. 

“This Eid has been a tough Eid for a lot of people,” he said. 

“Definitely this magnitude of crisis has affected so many people that we know here,” he said. “It is an immense hardship for a lot of people. We are obliged, as brothers and sisters, to support others and show solidarity and support people who are suffering and under siege.”

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