Home / Features / Eid-ul-Adha Greetings: Let the significance of Eid-ul-Adha be foremost in our mind

Eid-ul-Adha Greetings: Let the significance of Eid-ul-Adha be foremost in our mind

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) takes this opportunity to extend greetings and best wishes to the Muslim communities here in Guyana and in the Diaspora on the sacred occasion of Eid-ul-Adah.
A national holiday, Eid-ul-Adah reminds of unbridled humility and the willingness to selflessly make sacrifice in obedience of God. Its message is seen as pertinent to the spiritual upliftment of all mankind which redounds in peace and togetherness. It comes during the annual Holy Pilgrimage to Mecca, The Hajj; a journey that embodies sacrifices in the quest to fulfill religious obligations and which is demonstrative of the teachings of equality.

Its observance continues to exemplify humane characteristics of generosity, morality and love for others, especially the less fortunate. In a diverse society like Guyana where religious boundaries are often transcended, these attributes have proven their value not only in catalyzing and strengthening bonds among our people, but which continue to forge better understanding and appreciation of our cultures.

As our Muslim brothers and sisters celebrate in traditional ways, the occasion once again brings into focus the many sacrifices Guyanese have made over time for self-advancement and nation building with the common objective of a better life and future for all. The PPP remains mindful of these sacrifices and those that are currently ongoing.

As Guyanese endure in this challenging period, our Party is cognizant of their ingrained resilience and resoluteness which is fortified knowing that with sacrifices come rewards. The PPP urges that the message and significance of

Eid-ul-Adah be foremost in the minds of all so that hope flourishes.

Once again the PPP extends best wishes for the occasion. Eid Mubarak!
People’s Progressive Party
Thursday August 31st, 2017


On the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha I wish to extend best wishes to the Muslim Community in particular and the Guyanese people in general.

The lesson of sacrifice that Eid teaches us is most relevant for our country today. This is so because of the great reversal in the socio-economic situation of our country.

Moreover, we are also witnessing the rapid deterioration in governance by the APNU regime. Our constitution is regularly violated and our institutions are being undermined. Racial and political discrimination have once more raised their ugly heads.

These treads are leading our country down a dangerous path.

We must work together to halt this decline now.

In so doing we must draw strength and inspiration from the lesson of Eid. Only through sacrifice would we be able to obtain success.

Let us all sacrifice to win a prosperous and just Guyana for all our people.
Donald Ramotar
Former President


The Indian Action Committee (IAC) wishes to extend greetings to all Guyanese citizens, especially those who are adherents of Islam, on the sacred occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, a national holiday.

The IAC recognizes that Eid–ul–Adha is a time for believers to learn the value of self- denial by making a sacrifice of the things they love, to Almighty God.

The IAC understands that Prophet Ibrahim’s great act of submission is thus regarded solely as an example of genuine surrender to the will of his creator.

The IAC feels that today, more than ever, human beings need to incorporate the lesson of this great sacrifice with humility thus underlining the importance of the festival in memory of Prophet Ibrahim’s great act of faith, many centuries ago.

The IAC exhorts everyone in the spirit of self-sacrifice to not forget the poor and needy in our community, by sharing the sacrificial offerings with them.

The IAC sincerely hopes that this holy observance can bring people of different religious, ethnic and social backgrounds together in a spirit of national unity.

The IAC understands also that the festival of Eid-ul-Adha falls on the third day of Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca which is made by millions of Muslims every year. The IAC congratulates our brothers and sisters from home, who have undertaken this journey and extend good wishes for their safe return.

The IAC calls upon all Guyanese to ensure that this country remains a peaceful one and in the future, a prosperous nation.

Eid Mubarak.

Check Also


Wanted: Couple to run deserted French island of Quéménès

It could be your chance to live on a deserted island.

Goesta Ekman and Emil Jannings in the movie 'Faust', 1926. Image shot 1926. Exact date unknown.

What the myth of Faust can teach us

“Politicians promise you heaven before an election and give you hell after,” wrote the anarchist ...