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Ways to Celebrate a Different Kind of Eid al-Fitr amidst Coronavirus

By Eskanisa R

18 May 2020

Enjoyable ways to celebrate Eid al-Fitr this year without give a real physical presence.


Unlike any other years, this year’s celebration of Eid al-Fitr is quite different. It might be for the very first time in your life as a Muslim, you will not be able to spend Eid without doing takbiran (laudations in the form such recitations in the night of last day of fasting month) around the city), Eid prayer in the nearest mosque, give a physical salam for seeking forgiveness as well as sharing angpau for your neighbour and relatives. But, here are new enjoyable ways to celebrate Eid with your loved ones this year.

1. Letter

The large-scale social restriction mandate requires millions of people stay at home, including those who need to return to their hometowns for the annual celebration of Eid al-Fitr. Hence, you cannot miss this joyful momentum to send prayers and wishers to your family there. Even you can give a physical salam, you can still ask for forgiveness through a letter.

Well, writing a letter sounds so out of date. Amidst most rapid technology changes today, tradition of writing letter lost interest. But, this traditional way of communication give you emotional experience while bearing of a letter, try digging out the words, and about knowing that someone has taken the time to write a letter for you. Let your parents and family there know how much you miss them, write your best prayers for them to keep them feel happy yet safety due to this pandemic.

2. Video Call

This modern way of communicating we live in give us easiest yet fastest way to chat, call, and send email within seconds. Most people already use smartphone with video call feature in it. So, this second best way to celebrate Eid al-Fitr without give a real physical salam should be on your list-to-do right after Eid prayer and send a letter.

For those who cannot express their feeling through using words, video call is definitely best choice to expressing themselves. With a video call, you can send your best prayers to your parents and family as well as asking forgiveness despite the distance.

3. Gift

Last but not least, another enjoyable way to celebrate Eid al-Fitr is either you send parcel, gifts, and prayer items to your parents or using mobile and internet banking to share angpau with your family hometown.



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