The President of the Ghana National Council of Metropolitan Chicago (GNC) , Paa Kwasi Sam, wishes all Muslims a happy Eid-al-Adha celebrations. He conveyed the message on a whatsup platform today when he stated that ” I am Sending warm wishes to all our Muslim Brothers and Sisters . May Allah bring you joy, happiness, peace and prosperity on this blessed occasion.“
Muslims around the world are today, July 31, 2020, celebrating Eid al-Adha which is also called “Festival of the Sacrifice”. Eid al-Adha is one of two Eids, or days of celebration for Muslims worldwide, in a year.
Normally the celebrations start with a special early morning prayer in mosques and large gathering and prayers at open-air spaces but that has been scaled down due to the current COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
About the GNC.
The GNC evolved in the 1960’s when Ghanaian immigrants in the Chicago area formed a student union to cater for their peculiar needs and aspirations. They decided to create a home base for themselves and others that migrated to Chicago. Presently the GNC is made up of 14 Ghanaian organizations and has emerged as the leading Ghanaian organization in the promotion of the beautiful Ghanaian culture and heritage in the Diaspora.
Source: Bedzra Dzokoto