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Published: 2020-07-16 | By: Neha Sharma
Eid-Al-Fitr is one of the holiest festivals in Islam, celebrated worldwide. The most common way of greeting each other a blessed festival is Eid Mubarak - where Eid means 'feast' or 'festival' and Mubarak means 'blessed', signifying love and laughter among themselves. People gather to offer prayers to the almighty Allah, be thankful for their lives, exchange gifts and wishes and take part in social gatherings.
Every year, the United Arab Emirates goes a long way in making this festival a memorable one. Decorations are all over the places - in malls, shops, public parks, houses, etc. This has always been a time for cheerful adornments and extravagant festivities. However, due to the unexpected pandemic situation, this year's Eid will be somewhat different than usual. The practices will be unique, but the significance and spirituality are the same. The government of the UAE has issued guidelines to avoid social gatherings and adhere to certain safety measures, putting great emphasis on 'social distancing'. This is because alleviating the spread of the virus still remains the priority as this will help in keeping you and your loved ones safe and healthy.
Celebrations in 2020
This is a time where one doesn't need to be disappointed but rather be thankful to Allah that he has allowed us to find him within ourselves.
This Eid, here are some of the best ways for you to celebrate amid lockdown.
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