A big holiday is coming in less than a week for us in Indonesia, but sadly, it’s most likely that this year’s Eid al-Fitr will be very different than the previous years. Regardless, it’s a difficult situation for all of us so we need to work together to help flatten the curve.
What can we do on this year’s Eid? Here’s what we recommend.
- Save the funds for emergency.
I think we can put less priority on new clothing or lavish celebrations in favour of emergency funds and donation to those who are in need.
Do you agree, fellas?
- Stay in the city.
I understand that the situation is very different from one person to another but if you still can stay in the city where you’ve been living, consider not doing the homecoming trip until we get the situation under control. This is to avoid spreading the COVID-19 virus to our family and relatives in our hometown.
Minimise movement and keep physical distance.
The Eid prayer is an important part of the Eid holiday. If the local government considers it safe to do so, still maintain your distance from other people. Keeping a safe distance between two people could reduce the risk of getting infected by the virus.
Make use of the technology.
Make use of our smartphones to contact our loved ones by, perhaps, having a virtual celebration. It is very important to stay connected as well as checking up on each other.
Those are the tips that we can share, fellas. Happy holiday and stay safe!