Eid Mubarak!

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Central Jam-E-Mosque in Oslo. Photo: Arild Storaas/Flickr.

Saturday marked the ending of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting. The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg used the opportunity to wish a nice Eid, the celebration of the end of the fast, for everyone.

“It is a pleasure for me to greet all Norwegian Muslims with the end of the fast and the celebration of Eid. Ramadan is now over and it is time for reflection and contemplation. It is challenging to carry out Ramadan in a country like Norway, because of the bright summer nights and the long hours between each time you can have a meal. I therefore understand that there are many who look forward to having the fellowship and the gratitude you get when you celebrate Eid after a long fast. This is best celebrated with friends, fellow believers and the family. Allow me to wish you a happy Eid. Eid Mubarak!”

Watch Erna Solberg’s speech here (in Norwegian).