Kurdistan Region PM congratulates Muslims on Eid al-Adha

Kurdish Pilgrims preforming Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (Photo: Archive)
Kurdish Pilgrims preforming Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (Photo: Archive)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani extended wishes to the Muslim community in the autonomous region, Iraq, and abroad who are celebrating the Eid al-Adha holiday.

“On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, I extend my warmest congratulations to the Muslims in Kurdistan Region, Iraq and the world, especially the brave Peshmerga forces, the Interior security forces, and the families of our everlasting martyrs and Anfal victims,” Barzani said in a statement.

The prime minister urged people to adhere to COVID-19 health measures to protect themselves against a new wave of coronavirus, especially as daily infections are climbing.

Eid al-Adha is a four-day long Islamic feast marking the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, called Hajj. The pilgrimage is a duty for Muslims who have the physical and financial means to carry out at least once in their life.

The religious holiday, which will last from July 20 to 23, is the second of two major Islamic celebrations in the year, the first one being Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the month of Ramadan.