Eid has always been about family gatherings, outings with friends, or reconnecting with all the people we love. But 2020 came to surprise us with a whole new Ramadan and Eid experience! With this year’s social distancing measures, Eid Al Fitr celebrations will look a little different than usual.
In this article, we gathered five cool ideas on how to celebrate Eid Al Fitr happily with your friends and family without leaving home.
1- Virtual Family Gatherings
Thanks to technology, people nowadays can stay connected even when they’re -physically- apart. Gather all your family in one video call and bring the joyful spirit of Eid and family gatherings. Using video calls, you can finally have the ones who live out of town into your Eid gathering and enjoy talking and seeing each other.
2- Send Gifts
Don’t let social distancing stop you from greeting the ones you love with Eid gifts. Order all your Eid gifts online and let your loved ones know how much they mean to you while adding a pinch of joy to their Eid.
3- Bake Eid Cookies With The Kids
Gather up the kids for a fun activity this Eid and bake together Kahk Al Eid (Eid cookies). Whether you’ll get the recipe online or reach out to the family baking guru to get it, your kids will definitely enjoy baking and shaping the cookies and you will see the smile on their lovely faces when the cookies are finally out of the oven. Let them decorate their home-baked cookies and sprinkle them with sugar and take pictures of their proud smiles after this little and tasty achievement. Here is a couple of tested Kahk recipes to try:
4- Watch a Movie With Your Family or Friends
After the holy month of Ramadan, everyone is excited about the Eid vacation to spend some quality time with the ones they love. Invite your friends and family for a virtual movie night through Netflix Party and enjoy watching a new movie or one of your old favorites with the ones you love. Bring your popcorn, dinner, or snacks and take pictures for the memory.
Here are our recommendations for good family movies on Netflix: Wonder, Back to the Future, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, and Hugo.
5- Decorate Your Home
Welcome Eid Al Fitr in a cheerful way and decorate your home with your family. Kids will enjoy arranging and crafting Eid decorations along with their parents. The whole family will feel the spirit of Eid Al Fitr and will enjoy working together on making the home more cheerful and colorful to get ready for celebrating Eid.
Decorations could be as simple as balloons scattered everywhere in the house or handcrafted stars, crescents, and lanterns altogether in a thread hanging on the walls and ceiling.
Don’t let the hard times dim Eid’s cheerful lights! Enjoy your Eid with all your special ones differently this year, while keeping yourself and your loved ones safe.
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