Eid in the time of Corona
The word ‘Eid’ means ‘feast’ or ‘festival’.
Each year Muslims celebrate both Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, but the names often get shortened to just ‘Eid’ and that’s why it can be confusing. Eid al-Fitr – which means ‘festival of the breaking of the fast’ – is celebrated at the end of Ramadan, which is a month when many adult Muslims fast. This year (2020) it was celebrated on 23-24 May. Eid al-Adha or the festival of sacrifice was celebrated 31 July to 3rd August 2020.
This material is part of the Covid Chronicles from the Margins project, funded by The Open University and the International Institute of Social Studies in the Hague. The project aims to highlight the impact of the pandemic on refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants.