JODI MCKAY, MP
NSW LABOR LEADER
SHADOW MINISTER FOR MULTICULTURALISM
EID AL-ADHA GREETINGS FROM JODI MCKAY AND NSW LABOR
As NSW Labor leader, I send my best wishes to Muslim Australians across the state who will be celebrating Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice.
Eid al-Adha is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of dedication and sacrifice in our lives. It’s a time when we remember the central themes of this important event on the Muslim calendar – the spirit of sacrifice, self-discipline, community and charity.
Much like Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha this year will be very different for many people. It has been difficult to gather at local mosques and of course there has been a separation from family members, friends and loved ones as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19.
As we navigate this terrible global pandemic, I want to acknowledge the many Muslim nurses, paramedics, doctors, allied health and other essential workers who have worked tirelessly this year to keep our community safe, often putting their own health at risk to do so. I thank these workers, along with community groups who have supported vulnerable members of our society throughout the pandemic, from the bottom of my heart.
Again, I wish you a happy Eid al-Adha and wish you every success for the rest of the year.
NSW Labor Leader
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