The Federation of Islamic Association of New Zealand (FIANZ) announced that the moon of Shawwal has been sighted and Eid will be celebrated on Sunday, May 24.
As a result of Covid-19, this time in Australia and New Zealand, Eid will be different than usual Eid. It’s lockdown and social gathering is not allowed.
As a result, the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern greeted the Muslims and once again she proved that she is a best person full of empathy and religious acceptance.
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In her message to Muslim community, Jacinda says, “I like to pass on my warmest wishes to everyone celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr.” She added that she knows that this year the celebration would be little different than usual.
She said, “This is a difficult time for everyone including our Kiwi Muslims and I’ve been pleased to see New Zealand is responding with unity, kindness and generosity.” She urged all to continue with the same spirit even after Ramadan and Eid.
Jacinda noted, “Although you might not be able to come together and connect as you normally would. As we all stay in our bubbles. I wish you all the very best on this special occasion. Eid Mubarak!”
She is winning the hearts of millions of Muslims worldwide by heart kind gesture and love for Muslims.