Video Message by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Passover
April 19, 2019
Happy Passover, everyone!
Tonight at sundown, Jewish communities in Canada and around the world will celebrate the beginning of Passover.
Friends and families will gather to share a traditional meal, read from the Haggadah and commemorate the liberation of the Jewish people.
At Seders around the world, families and loved ones will come together to sing the four questions and celebrate the Israelites’ escape from bondage in ancient Egypt.
Passover is the story of the triumph of freedom, the power of hope, and the immense perseverance of the Jewish people. It reminds us that each of us can be a voice for justice and use our courage to change the world.
Passover is also a chance to celebrate Canada’s Jewish community and the major role Jewish Canadians have always played in shaping our country for the better.
Our government will always stand with you and we will continue to fight against anti-Semitism and hatred wherever they occur.
On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish peace, health and happiness to everyone celebrating this holiday.
Chag Pesach Sameach!