Celebrating Eid during Coronavirus
Newham Council has been working very closely with the Newham Muslim Forum, Newham Council of Mosques and the Alliance of Muslim Associations to support a safe Newham celebration of Eid.
The continuing COVID-19 restrictions and current Government advice means that people should not gather to celebrate Eid and should maintain social distancing.
To celebrate Eid Newham Muslim Forum, Newham Council of Mosques and the Alliance of Muslim Associations will be having Eid "Takbiraat" (celebratory announcements).
All Newham mosques have an allocated time between 9am and 10am on Eid morning to make Takbeer for 2 to 3 minutes each. This will be a chance for people to come together and pray at home.The partnership of Newham Council, Newham Muslim Forum, Newham Council of Mosques and the Alliance of Muslim Associations recognise how difficult this will be and how disappointing it is to not celebrate communally. Eid is a day of joy, thanksgiving and unity and for this year there is recognition that there will need to be alternative ways of celebrating, virtually, at home and by ensuring everyone is kept safe.
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