Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (Ap) will participate in the marking of the Islamic holiday on Friday.

Støre will mark the day together with around 100 guests at the Bekkelagshøgda community centre in Oslo. Around half of the participants are children.

NTB reports on the case.

The organiser is Mangfoldshuset Oslo, and the program includes art and craft stations, speeches and food.

It is not clear why the prime minister sees it as natural to participate in celebrations of a religion he does not belong to, while he is essentially absent from celebrations linked to Norwegian Christian traditions.

Many will interpret this as a pressured party leader’s attempt to garner sympathy in new voter groups.


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