See the full statement from the PNC/R on the occasion of Eid ul Adha below:
The People’s National Congress greets all Guyanese on the happy occasion of Eid ul Adha – the festival of the sacrifice. Eid ul Adha is a sacred celebration that commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim’s unwavering obedience to Allah’s command to sacrifice his beloved son Ismael.
Eid ul Adha is observed as a national holiday throughout the country with oblations, the dispensing of alms and the distribution of food, usually the meat of a sacrificial lamb, to the less fortunate. Obedience to God and benevolence to mankind, particularly the poor and needy, demonstrate our common humanity and strengthen the chords of cohesion in our community.
Eid-ul Adha, through the expressions of care and the outpouring of charity to others, is a manifestation of our collective endeavour to build a more equitable society in which everyone will be treated with dignity and respect and which will promote greater harmony.
The People’s National Congress wishes all Guyanese, especially our Islamic community, a joyous Eid-ul- Adha.