The Canadian Muslim community will be celebrating a very special `Eid on Friday as Night Market Toronto hosts an All You Can Eid market in Mississauga.
The festival, held from July 23-25, is part of NMTO’s and Square One’s food market series.
“The Muslim community is such a vibrant part of our city and we are super excited to tailor our dishes and be a part of the celebration,” said Chef Rick Matharu of Rick’s Good Eats, a popular Mississauga restaurant that specializes in home style Punjabi-Canadian cuisine, in a statement reported by insauga.com.
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“After the year and a half we’ve had with Covid, lockdowns, and feeling disconnected from our communities, it’s amazing having well organized events like the Night Market Toronto to come out to with the family.
“Public programming is the soul of any city so having events like this gives us a chance to connect with our city again.”
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The festival will have 16 vendors serving halal meat, including Zobo, Slow Jams, Daddy Browns, Donia’s Doner and more.
`Eid Al-Adha, or “Feast of Sacrifice”, is one of the two most important Islamic celebrations, together with `Eid Al-Fitr.
`Eid begins with special prayers to mark the day. Muslims then offer udhiyah, a ritual that commemorates the great act of sacrifice Prophet Ibrahim and his son Isma`eel.