President Joe Biden Issues Statement on the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

President Joe Biden has stated on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, the “great holiday” of Islam. In his statement, released on June 29, 2023, the President and First Lady Jill Biden sent their best wishes to all those celebrating the holiday.

According to the White House, the statement read in part, “The traditions of Eid commemorate the story of Abraham and his family’s ultimate fidelity to God and serve as a reminder of the importance of selflessness, charity, and community. As we celebrate this joyous occasion, we are reminded of the values that unite us all as Americans, regardless of faith or background.”

Eid al-Adha is one of the most important holidays in the Islamic calendar, and Muslims worldwide celebrate it. The holiday commemorates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. The occasion is marked by prayer, feasting, and the exchange of gifts.

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