The Eid Al Fitr (Aidilfitri) festivity in India was celebrated on May 25 with great enthusiasm but deviated from the traditional norms pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The celebration took place without the congregational prayers and avoidance of public gatherings and celebrations. While some parts of the countries including Kashmir and Kerala celebrated the Eid on May 24, majority of Indian Muslims largely followed the announcement by Delhi’s Jama Masjid Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari to celebrate it on May 25.
Mosques and prayer grounds pertaining to ban on religious gatherings because of the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, didn’t held Eid prayers and people largely prayed at their home. People also restrained from hosting friends and relatives in Eid celebrations.
Religious leaders and scholars had appealed to the Muslim community to spend more money on helping those facing financial problems during the coronavirus lockdown.