Celebrating Eid al-Adha

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Statement by Administrator Samantha Power

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

On behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development, I want to wish a joyous Eid al-Adha to all those celebrating. Over one billion people around the world recognize this holiday honoring Abraham’s commitment and willingness to sacrifice to God that which was most precious to him. This day also marks the the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, a journey usually undertaken by millions that has sadly yet again been limited by the COVID-19 pandemic.

I want to send warm greetings to those celebrating this week, especially as the pandemic continues to keep families apart and limit religious gatherings. From partners and colleagues in the field to friends and family at home, Eid Mubarak to all.

Last updated: July 30, 2021

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