This weekend usher in the spirit of Eid

T-Mag Wednesday 05/May/2021 18:26 PM
By: Times News Service

With Eid round the corner and social distancing being the norm, Eid celebrations will be very different this year. While there won't be any family gathering you can still celebrate Eid celebrated whole-heartedly and this weekend is the right time to start preparing for the day. Despite all the challenges, let us stay positive and keep up the spirit of the festival.

Go on an online shopping spree
Eid means buying new clothes and cooking Eid delicacies and for that you do need to shop a bit. While you can do so keeping in mind the social distancing norms, you can opt for online shopping.

Meet and greet your loved ones online
Eid is incomplete without the presence of our near and dear ones.  But as you cannot invite anybody to your house and can't visit anyone, plan a virtual meeting with your friends and relatives. When it comes to meeting and greeting people, individuals are finding technological and virtual alternatives to keep Eid traditions alive. Virtual meetings over Zoom, WhatsApp, Facebook and other platforms have become the ''new normal'' for people.

Prepare an elaborate Eid menu
Eid is not complete without savouring favourite Eid delicacies. True, this year you won't have friends and relatives visiting home but you can always cook and send a parcel. Make sure to include some source of vitamin C, fruits, antioxidant-rich food items in your menu as these build your immunity. You can also connect to your loved ones online and hold virtual Eid gatherings. This weekend is the right time to plan all these in advance. Get your menu list ready, buy the groceries and bring home the spirit of the festival.

Help someone needy
Eid is the perfect time to help a needy. With the ongoing pandemic many people are going through excruciating pain. This Eid share the pain of someone going through a difficult time, arrange to send gifts and sweets to someone needy and more. This weekend find out the different ways through which you can lend a helping hand.