We were so thankful to enjoy a blessed Eid al-Adha with our families and friends, and as a community.
Eid is a time for celebration and to appreciate each other. Glasgow Afghan United celebrated in the sun with two wonderful outdoor events for our members in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
In the capital, our team organised a barbeque and picnic in Inverleith Park for families who are still residing in hotels there while they wait to be rehomed in suitable accommodation. It is a long wait for them and we continue to make representations to the relevant authorities to improve their situations and seek rental homes for them, but we were very happy to give them access to freshly-prepared and culturally-appropriate food and fun for this important occasion. Around 130 women, men and children took part and we thank our incredible volunteers for their amazing work to organise this.
In Glasgow, our Women’s Empowerment Project took their children to celebrate Eid in Pollok Park.
There were around 100 women and hundreds of youngsters, so we wonder if this is the biggest barbecue the park has ever seen! Thank you to all the Women’s Empowerment Project members who organised the catering and other essentials for this fantastic event, which went on for many hours.
We wish all of our members, and all people celebrating, a peaceful and happy Eid. Eid mubarak!