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10 great ideas to celebrate “lockdown” Eid

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By Doha News Staff

1. Dress up!

Just because you’re not going out, doesn’t mean you cant dress up

2. Make Eid cards for your friends and family

Crescents signify the beginning of a new month in the Islamic clender, Eid is the first day of the month of Shawwal

3. Make your Eid decorations

Arts and crafts are a fun way to bond with friends and family

Making your Eid decorations, is an inexpensive and fun way to pass the time, all whilst making the house look great while you bond with the family. From lanterns to cards, candles to banners, check out Craftionary for lots of great ideas.

4. Donate food

What better way to celebrate than making others happy?!

Many charities and delivery services are providing these services this Eid, Like Qatar Red Crescent, Wa’hab and Qatar charity (via Talabat).

5. Apply Henna with your friends, virtually

How intricate can you make you henna designs?

Get your friends together on a Zoom call, share your designs and paint your hands, together. There are lots of traditional patterns available online, or if you’re feeling artsy, give it a go yourself.

6. Delicious Eid treats

‘Kahk’ are a type of Arabic cookies stuffed with either dates or a mixture of nuts and are a traditional Eid sweet

7. Take a Virtual Tour around the Museum of Islamic Art

The majestic Museum of Islamic Art in Doha

8. Wish Eid Mubarak to your friends — but from afar

Distance shouldn’t keep us apart from those we love

Alternatively, arrange a time to do a zoom call with all your friends or family. Host a quiz or a fun game of bingo for the kids to make it all the more exciting.

9. Online Eid Story-time for Kids

We can still make Eid special for the little ones, and telling them stories is one way of doing that

Keeping kids entertained whilst learning about the history of Eid al-Fitr can be a challenge, but there are hundreds of entertaining and educational videos to choose from online. This one by the Yogic Elephant is one of our favourites.

10. Create an Eid playlist

What’s on your top 10 playlist?

Eid is a time to celebrate and be joyous. Why not make an Eid playlist on Spotify and share it with your friends, or save time and download this Ramadan Playlist on Spotify now: http://tiny.cc/bzvapz

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