Sharing the Eid Meal

Sun, 31 Dec 2006 00:00 in Community Engagement
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Where: London

Volunteers all around London prepared traditional Turkish meals during the Eid Ul-Adha (Kurban) Festival and shared it with friends and neighbours. Keeping the sharing spirit of Eid alive, many meals were distributed across London together with leaflets explaining the festival and the traditions associated with it. Many volunteers stated that despite their neighbours initial surprise, the gift of food enhanced lasting relationships between themselves and their neighbours.

Description

A project which involves the distribution of free meals from mobile catering vans/units to the public with a three-fold A4 leaflet explaining that as Muslims, this is an attempt to share the festivity of Eid al-Adha, that is one of two major Islamic festivals of the year.

This is a most celebrated day in the Muslim calender; a Christmas-equivalent in terms of festivity and joy. The aim of the project is to share this festivity with the wider community, whether Muslim or not.

Objective

To open up communities towards one another and facilitate community cohesion at the grassroot level.

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