AUSTIN (KXAN) — Dozens of families came to celebrate Eid Sunday at the North Austin Muslim Community Center. The celebration of the holy festival of Eid Al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan.
Celebrations looked a little different this year, with event organizers giving toys, pizza, and gifts to kids and families who were asked to stay in their vehicles.
The president of NAMCC told KXAN that this was just one of the many ways the mosque has been serving the community and keeping kids excited about Eid in spite of the effects of social distancing due to the coronavirus.
“Day one — we were here on the ground and supporting our community delivering food to their homes, we were doing weekly drive thru grocery services, so the Muslim community has done its part, this is the time to celebrate now,” Altaf Khatri, President of NAMCC, said.
Other drive-thru celebrations were held at mosques across Central Texas on Sunday.