Eid al-Fitr celebration held virtually this year due to COVID-19

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (WIBW) -- The Zakat Foundation of America will be holding virtual Eid celebration due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Muslims are invited to celebrate Eid with the Zakat Foundation of America which is hosting Eid-in-Place: A Free Virtual Show.

The show will feature artists from around the globe, while bringing people together during the health emergency.

While Muslim communities usually gather in the tens of thousands to celebrate Eid and pray, even filling stadiums, this year the celebrations will have to look a little different.

Eid-al-Fitr will be celebrated globally like never before with more people being able to connect face-to-face via internet.

“Eid-in-Place emerged as the perfect solution,” says Amna Mirza, Zakat Foundation’s head of Marketing and Communications. “We can still gather with our families and communities, celebrate with a fun night of entertainment, and even support the foundation’s charitable work.”

Donations will be welcome and the proceeds will go to the charity...

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