Nadiya Hussain and Saira Khan take part in #EidAtHome video

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Photo credit: John Keeble - Getty Images

From Good Housekeeping

With the month of Ramadan coming to a close, this weekend (23-24 May) is Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim festival celebrating the end of the month of fasting. Traditionally, the important celebration would be spent with communal prayers in mosques and big gatherings with family and friends, but this year it's going to look a little different.

Mosques are currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic and, with social distancing in place and the country on lockdown, the holiday will need to be marked creatively this year.

In light of how hard this break from tradition will be, Bake Off's Nadiya Hussain and a number of other celebrities have come together to create a video all about the importance of celebrating the festival at home with your immediate family, and how technology can help people come together.

As well as Nadiya, the video features TV presenter Konnie Huq and Loose Woman's Saira Khan. The celebrity participants repeat the social distancing guidelines and talk about how to fight the coronavirus and protect the vulnerable, while still celebrating.

Nadiya spoke about the charitable nature of the festival saying: "Now could not be a better time to put others first."

Konnie adds: "By following the guidance, we are helping to protect not just ourselves but also our families."

Meanwhile, Saira explains that those actions will also help protect our NHS and our communities.

Photo credit: Instagram/Nadiya Hussain
Photo credit: Instagram/Nadiya Hussain

It's lovely to see such a range of familiar faces, young and old, coming together to address fellow British Muslims at this time. Eid Mubarak!

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