Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Canadians against gathering with their loved ones to celebrate Easter this year in a tweet released on Good Friday.
Trudeau began by acknowledging that Christian Canadians typically gather with their families to celebrate the Easter holiday, "[but] with the number of COVID-19 cases rising across the country, we're all going to have to do things differently again this year."
"That means we'll have to get creative and find new ways to connect with our families and friends, and it means we’ll need to keep following public health guidelines," he continued.
Trudeau insisted that "next year's celebrations will look a whole lot brighter."
"In the meantime, with new restrictions coming into place in various parts of the country, know that we’re going to continue to be here for you - and that there are programs available to help you and your business," he finished, linking readers to a government page concerning Canada's economic recovery programs.
2021 is the second year in a row in which Christian Canadians are prevented from gathering with their families to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus, a pivotal moment for the Christian faith. It is considered the holiest day of the year for Christians.