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Tips for celebrating Eid in lockdown

Eid Al-Fitr, the Muslim celebration at the end of Ramadan, is due to be marked by Muslims across the world this Sunday 24 May, subject to the sighting of the new moon.

19 May 2020

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Even though it is not possible to mark Eid with the traditional congregational prayers and parties, we hope that you can celebrate from home, and virtually with your friends and loved ones.

Here’s some ideas we hope help to make the day special even in our current situation. 

Dress up

While pyjamas and sweatpants have become the unofficial quarantine fashion staple, ditch them for your best and festive clothes for Eid. 

With henna salons closed this year, could you look to host a virtual henna party on Zoom? Decorate hands together and share the designs with your friends and family. 

Choose an Eid-related Zoom background

Whoever you will be in touch with on Zoom will probably enjoy seeing a festive background far more than another wall or bookshelf. Google “Eid zoom backgrounds” for ideas. 

Order your Eid feast if you can afford it

Consider ordering in this Eid. Restaurants have been hit hard by the Covid-19, and while most are closed for eating in, many are offering takeaways and delivery.

Morrisons has also launched a special Eid food box full of sweets and treats to help you celebrate at home.

Curate an Eid playlist

Put together a soundtrack for the day by choosing great Eid songs you can sing along to together or have playing in the background as you feast on your Eid meal.

Get creative with decorations

Another way to create that Eid vibe in your home is to fill your house with Eid decorations. This can be balloons, banners, bunting or lights. You could also create your own decorations in the days before. Pinterest is filled with loads of ideas on how to create Eid decoration and has many Eid sweet recipes too.

The Muslim Council of Britain has issued guidance for celebrating Eid in lockdown.

To all in our community celebrating Eid Al-Fitr, we wish you a blessed holiday.