The Sugar Feast (Eid ul-Fitr) will last three days, but there will be no big parties due to the impact of the corona crisis. Nobody knew that it would not be an easy Ramadan this year until everything was locked in mid-March. The main difference from previous years is the social aspect of the month of fasting. The mosques are closed, and fasting is now done at home rather than with family and friends.
On the 1st day of the tenth month, they celebrate the Feast of Sugar, Eid al-Fitr ('Id al-Fiṭr), the' feast of breaking the fast '. The end of the Ramadan. The exact beginning depends on the appearance of the New Moon's sickle and may vary by country. In recent months, there have been many concerns from mosques about people in isolation. Normally, a lot of effort is made to reach them during Ramadan.
Muslim organizations have called on their supporters to celebrate the sugar feast at home in a small circle. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima wished Muslims a nice Sugar Feast (Eid ul-Fitr) on Friday.
“Now that Ramadan is coming to an end, we wish everyone who is preparing to conclude it a happy Sugar Feast. Even if you cannot be together with all you love, we hope that this year it will also be a celebration of inspiration and connection for you, ”they wrote.
Normally, Muslims go to the mosque on the morning of the Sugar Feast, and spend the rest of the day visiting family with presents and sweets. Due to the corona virus, things are necessarily different this year.
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