We Asked Pakistanis How They Would Be Celebrating A Socially Distant Eid & This Is What They Said!

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Truth be told, celebrating Eid post-pandemic hasn’t been the same as it used to be.

For Muslims across the globe, Eid is an occasion for celebrating love, laughter, and togetherness with loved ones.

But with COVID cases surging across Pakistan and multiple other countries, authorities are urging people to remain safe and observe a socially distant Eid like last year.

A countrywide lockdown will also be enforced from the 8th to the 16th of May (in line with the decision of NCOC) to further limit movement during the Eid holidays.

So, we asked people to see how they are planning on celebrating a socially distant Eid ul Fitr amid a national lockdown. Here’s what they shared with us.

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Gladly, many of them shared that they would be complying with the COVID protocols and staying at home during Eid.

Well, a socially distanced Eid does not mean you can’t get ready, take pictures, and have good food! So, Pakistanis are totally up for that.

Food, pictures, and some good sleep is their go-to plan for Eid!

Contrary to the pre-Corona days, people shared they won’t be traveling to their hometowns for the religious holiday.

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Some of them plan on being with their close loved ones only, to avoid public spaces.

For others, celebrating Eid minimally has always been the norm, so the strict orders won’t affect them as much.

However, people of the small towns feel social distancing in their cities isn’t a possibility, yet they’ll still try to be as careful as possible.

Like last year, many of them will be spending their driving around town, making zoom calls to friends and family to wish them all a very Happy Eid Mubarak!

Lastly, Pakistanis feel, even if there’s isolated interaction, Eid pe eidi tau banti hai!

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