PM Barzani extends greetings to Muslims in Kurdistan, Iraq, and around the world
Erbil, Kurdistan Region - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has extended his warmest congratulations to Muslims in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq, and around the world on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.
In a message released on Tuesday, Barzani said he hoped the festive occasion would bring "tolerance, blessings, and joy," while fostering further progress for the Kurdistan Region.
He also expressed his hope for peace and stability to prevail in the region and throughout the world.
"May this Eid be celebrated in a serene and joyful atmosphere," Barzani said. "I extend my greetings particularly to the Peshmerga and security forces, the esteemed families of martyrs and the victims of Anfal."
Eid al-Adha is one of the most important holidays in the Islamic calendar. It commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismail in obedience to God.
The holiday is marked by the slaughter of sheep, goats, and other animals. The meat is then distributed to the poor and needy.
Eid al-Adha is also a time for family gatherings, feasting, and prayer.
PM Barzani urged Muslims to focus on the positive aspects of Eid al-Adha and to use the holiday as an opportunity to come together and celebrate their faith.
"Let us also hope for peace and stability to prevail in the region and throughout the world," he said. "Wishing you a blessed Eid, and may God protect Kurdistan."