Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Ramadan

Prime Minister Stephen Harper

– July 20, 2012 Ottawa, Ontario – Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark the beginning of the month of Ramadan: “I would like to extend warm wishes to Muslim Canadians and to Muslims around the world as they embark on the month-long spiritual journey that is Ramadan. Ramadan is a time of devotion and reflection as families and friends gather in prayer and fasting, ending each day with the Iftar – the evening meal to break the daily fast. It is also a time of charity and almsgiving when Muslims remember those less fortunate and reach out to those in need, both at home and abroad. Laureen and I wish all those observing the holy month of Ramadan peace and happiness.”

The Prime Minister’s Office – Communications