Canadian Eid Celebrant Quoted on MuBros Website OnIslam: "It's Just Like Christmas"
No it isn't. But it's perhaps understandable how someone caught up in the Muslim Association of Canada's Eid hoopla might, in a case of wishful thinking, see it that way:
...Along with thousands from the Muslim community, Al-Shurafa awaits the `eid prayers and celebrations planned next August 8 at the Kitchener Auditorium.
She will join her family and friends at the celebration of `Eid, the first time a mass event will be held at the Aud to mark the end of Ramadan.
"It's just like Christmas," said the mother of three.
The Muslim Association of Canada holds a mass `Eid festival at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto each year.
This is the first time an `Eid festival of this scale will be held in Kitchener.
The Waterloo-Wellington `Eid Festivals is also planning another `Eid celebration in October at the Aud, marking `Eid al-Adha.
The Eid festival will feature carnival and pony rides and basketball and soccer games outside.
A bazaar featuring vendors selling clothing, books and toys will be located inside.
`Eid Al-Fitr is one the two main Islamic religious festivals along with `Eid Al-Adha.
After special prayers to mark the day, festivities and merriment start with visits to the homes of friends and relatives.
And while traditionally everyone wears new clothes for `Eid, children look forward to gifts and traditional `ediya (cash).
During `Eid days, families and friends exchange visits to express well wishes and children, wearing new clothes bought especially for `Eid, enjoy going out in parks and open fields.
Helping all Muslims to celebrate `Eid, the leading Muslim Association of Canada hopes to sponsor needy Muslim families during the festival...
A worthy cause, for sure. Too bad the leading MAC happens to be the Muslim Brotherhood in Canada--so who knows what other "worthy causes" it could be supporting.
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