Happy Eid from the leader of the Council

Published May 23, 2020 at 10:22

The Leader of Rossendale Council has wished a Happy Eid to all those celebrating in the coming days.

The Muslim festival which follows the holy month of Ramadan will take place this coming Sunday.

Usually a time for family gatherings and congregational prayers, this year’s Eid will be very different due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Councillor Alyson Barnes said:

“I want to wish everyone who is celebrating Eid, an Eid Mubarak.

But like this year’s Easter and Passover, it will be an Eid like no other. Eid is a time for families and friends to get together but coronavirus means people have to spend it apart. It’s very sad and it’s really tough. Unfortunately, it’s necessary in these challenging times.

​”The virus has had a terrible toll. But the borough has responded brilliantly. We just need to keep going, maintain social distancing and we will get through this.”

  • A national campaign, #Ballonn4Eid, has been launched encouraging people of all faiths and none to place  a balloon or a ribbon outside their house during Eid to show support to our nation’s key workers and defiance against COID-19. More details here: http://fcmatch.com/balloon4eid/

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