(From top left to right) Deserted look of North Lakhimpur Town Eidgah and Ahmedpur Eidgah on Eid day on Monday and (from lower left to right) the closed mosques in Nakari and Kadam in Lakhimpur district on Eid day. Image credit – Northeast Now

Eid-al-Fitr, the festival marking the culmination of the Muslims’ holy fasting month of Ramzan, was celebrated indoors amid lockdown in view of COVID19 pandemic across Lakhimpur district on Monday.

The festival, which is otherwise celebrated with mass Eid prayers in Eidgahs and mosques in the morning, was subdued this time for the restrictions imposed in view of the COVID19 pandemic.

The people offered the Eid prayers inside their homes.

Following the norms of social distancing and ban on gathering for religious purposes and appeals made by various Muslim bodies and eminent persons of the state, the Muslims of the district limited the Eid-ul-Fitr celebration in Lakhimpur to a low key affair.

Mosques and Eidgahs remained deserted and unprepared during this Eid in the district and community celebration and observation were also completely absent on Monday.

As the people could not visit their family members and friends during the Eid this time, many in the district took the social media to have a virtual celebration and observation of the festivities, including transferring of money online to the young ones for Eidi — gift of Eid.

Farhana Ahmed

Farhana Ahmed is Northeast Now Correspondent in North Lakhimpur. She can be reached at: farhana.ahmed777@gmail.com