Eid Mubarak from Three Rivers District Council
22nd May 2020
Three Rivers District Council has sent best wishes to its Muslim residents as they celebrate the end of Ramadan this weekend. Eid Al-Fitr, the Festival of Breaking the Fast, is a day that is typically marked by communal prayers, socialising with family and friends, and the sharing of gifts.
In previous years, Rickmansworth Aquadrome was chosen to host local celebrations. It will be a very different Eid this year, as people can go outside with those in their household and meet with only one other person who doesn’t live in that household keeping a distance of 2 metres.
Sara Bedford, Leader of the Council, said: “In the past few years I have been privileged to share Eid celebrations and Iftar meals with local Muslims. I know how strange it will feel for those who are celebrating to do so without others in their circle of family and friends, and the wider community.
“Many people of faith have had to adapt through religious events including Easter, Passover, Vaisakhi, Ramadan, and Eid. I say to all our Muslim residents and their families, please stay safe and look after others while sharing the special day. May I wish you all ‘Eid Mubarak’.