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President, PM, Politicians Greet Muslims on Eid al-Adha
President, PM, Politicians Greet Muslims on Eid al-Adha
Muslims praying in the mosque in Kardzhali, Southern Bulgaria, June 16, 2024 (BTA Photo/Valentina Stoeva)

Bulgarian politicians Sunday greeted the Muslim community on the occasion of Eid al-Adha ("the Holiday of Sacrifice"). In 2024, Eid al-Adha is celebrated between June 16 and 19. The Muslim calendar follows the lunar cycles and the holiday has no fixed date. Typically, it moves forward by 10 days each year.

President Rumen Radev (as quoted by his press secretariat): Spiritual elevation, humility and forgiveness go hand in hand with kindness and compassion and strengthen the moral foundations of the Bulgarian nation. Religious tolerance, respect and understanding are traditional for Bulgarian society and the celebration of Eid al-Adha creates bridges between people, which contribute to mutual understanding and moral growth of Bulgarian people.

Caretaker Prime Minister Dimitar Glavchev (on Facebook): "I greet the Bulgarian Muslims on the occasion of the great feast of Eid al-Adha and send my wishes for health and prosperity. May the mercy, forgiveness and mutual support that accompany the holiday fuel the understanding and tolerance that Bulgaria exemplifies daily."

GERB leader Boyko Borissov (on Facebook): "Happy Eid al-Adha to all Muslim friends! As the holiday teaches - let us all in Bulgaria continue to help each other and live in understanding, no matter what religion and ethnicity we are."

Delyan Peevski, one of the two Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) leaders (as quoted by the MRF press office): "Dear Muslim brothers and sisters, I am addressing you in the blessed days of the holy festival of Eid al-Adha. I greet you on this great festival and wish you health, grace and prosperity in all endeavors. In these days that symbolize reconciliation and forgiveness, I wish peace and understanding to all of you and your families. I express my sincere gratitude for the fact that together we were able to achieve very good results in the recent elections that and I believe that together, we will be able to work towards a better and more secure life for the people of Bulgaria. Happy Eid al-Adha!".

Continue the Change co-leader Kiril Petkov (on Facebook) sent greetings to the people he met in Edirne, Bursa and Istanbul during his campaign for the June 9 national and European Parliament elections and to all Muslims in Bulgaria. "May the holiday bring prosperity, joy and warmth to your homes."

Bulgarian Socialist Party acting Chairman Atanas Zafirov (as quoted by the party's press office): "I wish each of you peaceful days, much happiness and prosperity. Eid al-Adha is a spiritual celebration of compassion, respect for all people and solidarity. This is what we all need across the country. These are turbulent times, but we are bound together by those eternal human values, which are at the heart of civilization and are the only path to building a different Bulgaria." He wished everyone celebrating the holiday health, peace and hope that Bulgaria will have a better future.

Sofia Mayor Vassil Terziev (on Facebook): "May your homes be filled with warmth and joy. For Muslims, this day is a symbol of unity, sharing and forgiveness. Together, Bulgarians can continue building a better society filled with respect, love, peace and understanding."

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