Muslims around the world are preparing for Eid, however, the celebrations will not only be limited to fewer gatherings, but will also require everyone to maintain social distancing. Governments have also enacted specific SOPs to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
While we certainly hope that all Eids to follow after this are celebrated with much zeal and fervour, here’s a glance at how the world has celebrated Eid over the past few years!
People visit the ‘Valley of Peace’ cemetery during Eid al-Fitr in Najaf, Iraq.
A young Kosovan boy yawns as he performs Eid al-Fitr prayers at the grand mosque in Pristina.
Muslims pray outside the Moscow Cathedral Mosque during Eid al-Fitr celebrations.
People enjoy a fun fair ride during festivities in Istanbul, Turkey.
Muslims gather for the Eid Prayer at Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan.
More than 10,000 Muslims gather at Platt Fields Park in Manchester, UK.
Fireworks illuminate the sky over the Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
People gather together for a mass prayer to mark the end of Ramzan in Moscow, Russia.
The shrine of Shah Abdol-Azim in the city of Rey, Iran.
Rows of traditional bangles are stocked in piles a day before eid in Islamabad, Pakistan.