How To Celebrate Eid At Home Under Covid
Eid is a time for celebration, particularly with family, friends, and loved ones. This year, however, the Covid pandemic has put an end to such joyous occasions. In many countries, families are under lockdown, unable to venture out of their homes. Even in areas where the rules aren't quite so strict, many are still hesitant to travel or meet with others.
On the surface, it may seem that the celebration is ruined, but this doesn’t have to be the case. You can still enjoy this holy period with your loved ones. Below, you can find the best ideas for rejoicing and having fun.
Getting Ready for the Big Day
Eid will not be the same this year with Covid19, but why not still try to make it the best? This year, you wont be running from one house to another having to make every party invitation. Instead you now have the opportunity to slow down and appreciate all the gifts and virtues you gained through Ramadan and get closer to immediate loved ones. May this be your best Ramadan ever!
Use This Time for Spiritual Reflection
In previous years, it was easy to lose sight of the true meaning of Eid. After all, the period of fasting had come to an end and there was lots of fun to prepare for. Thus, taking the time to truly thank God for all the blessings that God has bestowed upon them may not be at the forefront of everyone’s minds.
Well, this year, there is nothing but time. Therefore, you can focus on what is truly important – being grateful. Despite all that is going on in the world, God has kept you and your loved ones safe from harm and has reminded you of how valuable life is. And, at the end of the day, isn’t this what is most important?
Decorate Your Home for Eid
One of the best ways to introduce a festive atmosphere into your home is through decoration. Even though the general tone of your neighborhood may be somber, you should still make an effort to decorate your home. It will help your family get into the right mindset and it may even cheer up your neighbors.
Now, if you are fortunate, you may have your decorations from the previous year in storage. Then, it is simply a matter of putting these up. If you find that you have run short, though, don’t fret. Simply make your own decorations. In most instances, all you will need is some art supplies and creativity to create a moon and stars hanging decoration or framed surahs.
In fact, you should be able to find design inspiration and tips online. If you have children, this will prove to be an excellent project for them. Not to mention, it will be a form of preparation, readying everything for the commencement of Eid.
Recreate Favorite Eid Treats
You can’t possibly let Eid pass you by without indulging in some of your favorite sweet treats! Now, in the past, you may have gotten together with family members to make these delicious foods. Or, at the very least, you had the pleasure of cooking food for a whole host of people. Naturally, it can feel a bit depressing to cook by yourself and for such a small number.
Despite this, you shouldn’t let this get you down. Instead, go ahead and whip up those dishes that you and your family love so much. To ensure that you don’t feel so alone, call up your mother, grandma, or even a few aunties. You can then have them walk you through how to recreate the traditional recipes.
Looking for a modern twist that has fun snacks and treats from around the world? Try our Variety Boxes! They are sure to please the whole team.
Also our Eid Variety Box comes with old world treats such as baklava, maamoul and more!
Arrange Eid Gifts for Children
Children may be saddened by the idea that they will not be receiving gifts from their relatives. However, this may be something that you can still arrange. If your family members live close enough to you, consider asking them to drive to your house. You and your family can greet them from your front door.
The relatives can then leave presents for the children on the driveway, without making physical contact. You may even be able to have a chat from 6 feet away. As long as you make it a point to sanitize the gifts, they should be fine to give to your children.
Alternatively you can have gifts shipped from Halal SnackBox directly to your loved ones. Our Gummy Boxes and Variety Boxes are super popular with kids.
Schedule Video Calls with Family Members
Eid celebrations can feel rather hollow without being able to wish people an Eid Mubarak. Just because you need to keep your distance, though, doesn’t mean that you can’t still interact with your family. Instead, organize video conferencing calls with each of your family members.
Schedule a particular time slot so that everyone gets a turn. You can even share meals together over the internet! Making this effort can ensure that you don’t feel quite so lonely during this holiday.
There is no denying that the Covid pandemic has complicated Eid celebrations. Nevertheless, you still don’t have to give up on fun completely. Rather, use the above ideas to adapt to your new situation and to enjoy Eid regardless.