Today marks the starts of an auspicious week for millions of Muslims around the world, marking the annual Eid al-Adha celebrations following the end of Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.
We wish everyone Eid Mubarak.
Will Tuckley, Chief Executive says, "I would like to send my warmest wishes to those celebrating Eid al-Adha. The values of compassion and togetherness embodied by this holy festival are ones we can all learn from. They strengthen and encapsulate the spirit of community that unites Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
"On behalf of all the Corporate Leadership Team, I extend our best wishes to all those celebrating and wish you all a happy Eid Mubarak, as you reflect, celebrate and spend time with your family and friends."
Mayor John Biggs says "I send my warm greetings to Muslims in Tower Hamlets and around the country who are celebrating Eid ul-Adha and performing the Hajj this year.
"Eid ul-Adha is an important celebration in the Muslim calendar and marks the sacrifices made to God. The celebration of this festival reminds us of the cherished human values of compassion, sharing, and sacrifice, which we share in the borough.
"This great festival offers an opportunity to celebrate the great diversity we have in Tower Hamlets.
"Happy Eid Mubarak to all."
Posted on Thursday 31st August 2017