Tips to Keep Eid al-Fitr Celebrations Fun amid Pandemic



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Eid al-Fitr holiday, locally known as Lebaran, is coming. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's celebration will be unlike the ones before. Eid prayers in mosques and takbiran night (Eid eve) celebrations have now been prohibited to help curb the outbreak.

    In spite of this, you can still make this year’s holiday interesting. As quoted from an official Joyday release, here are a few things you can do to stay at home while keeping Ramadan celebrations festive and fun.

    1. Video calls

    The tradition of 'silaturahmi' is not necessarily impossible even though you need to stay at home. After Eid prayers, chatting with relatives and friends can be done through online video calls. With pictures-guessing games and karaokes now all available online, you can share the festivities through online video call games.

    1. Virtual Photoshoots

    Eid al-Fitr is synonymous with family pictures. However, as you stay at home, you can now take photoshoots with family members virtually, through online video calls. Virtual photoshoots are opportunities for you to be creative with anything you can get your hands on at home. Then, edit the photos to get that professional look.

    1. Tiktok Challenges

    Video sharing platform Tiktok is now more popular than ever. Making Tiktok videos as a form of entertainment has become one of the most popular activities carried out by the public while staying at home. With certain challenges being thematically Ramadan, you can commemorate this year’s celebration by inviting your family members to do Tiktok challenges.

    1. Cooking and baking

    Imagine your dining room when Eid al-Fitr Day comes; you can see Lebaran cookies of every kind stacked in every corner of the room and the dining table decorated with special meals. To keep this tradition going, it would be a great idea to invite people at home to decorate Lebaran cakes and cook desserts. Specifically, you can try to decorate the cake with Eid nuances, such as n the shapes of ketupat, moon and stars, as well as the green and yellow lantern lamps
 | Translator: DIO SUHENDA (Intern)