A video wishing Tameside a Happy Eid has been produced by the local community working with Tameside Council.
Eid, the breaking of the fast after Ramadan, is this weekend (23-24 May) and is one of the largest days of celebration in the Muslim calendar.
Khush Amdid, a local Asian Women’s group, has worked with the council’s arts and events team to produce a short video wishing the community ‘Eid Mubarak’, meaning blessed festival.
The video features families and people from the local Muslim community as well as councillors and council staff.
Tameside Council Executive Leader Cllr Brenda Warrington, who features in the video, said: “The video is a wonderful reflection of the community coming together in this time of social distancing to share and celebrate this message of goodwill.
“The council supports the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) in their encouragement of a safe approach to celebrating Eid, including staying at home with families within own households and virtual celebrations and prayers so as to protect from the risk of Covid-19. The local community is showing remarkable resilience in these unprecedented times and I want to thank everyone for doing everything they can to protect themselves and others.
“I wish everyone a happy and peaceful Eid, enjoy your celebrations at home and stay safe. Eid Mubarak!”.
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