Statement From President Joe Biden On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

Jill and I send our best wishes to all those celebrating Eid al-Adha, the “great holiday” of Islam. 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 service to the less fortunate.

This year—for the first time—the White House is celebrating Eid al-Adha with a gathering of Muslim community leaders, hosted by Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff. In the United States, we are proud to be home to millions of Muslims who enrich our nation’s cultural fabric and contribute to our shared prosperity. We value the countless contributions American Muslims make to our society, from education and healthcare to business and public service. Their presence strengthens our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and religious freedom. READ MORE

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