Asmara, 27 November 2009

Eid Al-Adha was today celebrated across the nation in a colorful manner.
At a gathering held in Bahti Meskerem Square here in the capital, prayers headed by the Eritrean Mufti, Sheik Al-Amin Osman Al-Amin, were conducted in which tens of thousands of the faithful took part.

Speaking on the occasion, Sheik Al-Amin conveyed congratulations to the Eritrean people inside the country and abroad and stressed the need to extend a helping hand to needy compatriots and the offspring of martyrs. He further called on the Eritrean people to reinforce the cherished values of unity and harmony, and thereby back up the nation-building process. The Mufti further expressed conviction that the Eritrean people would as ever emerge victorious in meeting all challenges.

Present on the occasion were Ministers, Administrators and other Government and PFDJ officials.

Meanwhile, Eid Al-Adha was celebrated in Qatar through the collaboration of the Eritrean Ministry of Information, the Eritrean Embassy and the Eritrean Community in Qatar.

Speaking at the celebrations that was transmitted live via ERI-TV and Dimtsi Hafash, the Eritrean Ambassador to Qatar, Mr. Ali Ibrahim Ahmed, stated that the celebrations fully attest to the Eritrean nationals’ strong attachment with the Homeland.

The Chairman of the Eritrean Community in that country, Mr. Tahir Mohammed Arrei, on his part indicated that the long-standing joint celebration of religious holidays on the part of the Eritrean people is the source of their unity and identity. A cultural troupe from Asmara staged musical performance, thus adding color to the event.