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How Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated in Atlanta during the Covid-19 Pandemic

How Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated in Atlanta during the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Eid during the Covid-19 pandemic was celebrated differently this year through fireworks, drive through gift distribution, curbside photo op at mosques, some mosques meeting in person to offer khutabas (sermons), and others broadcasting prayers.

Mosques like Al-Furqan in Marietta, put effort in making this a memorable Eid by recognizing high school graduates, giving out gift and sweets to families and children.

One of the community members, Aisha Yaqoob in Duluth, GA and her family invited their nieces and nephews or a firework show in their cul-de-sac.

Aisha Eid

Mona Mogahed, a Roswell resident, had this to say about her family's eid:

Despite these crazy times that we live in, we were determined to make Eid fun for the kids. We started our day with a toy scavenger hunt at home, prayed Eid prayer as a family, got dressed in our finest, went to RCM for their curbside photo op and then drove to friends houses and dropped off goodie bags and said our hellos while observing social distancing. We also FaceTimed with family in the US and in Egypt. The kids thought that this Eid in Quarantine was one of their best!

Mona Mogahed Eid

Shamikh Sahadat gave the Eid sermon at Masjid Maryam where they observe all the precautions and social distancing guidelines.

Shameek Eid

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