Thanks to our hosts Nour and Mubeen for a lovely time celebrating Eid ul Fitr. The afternoon commenced with Mubeen explaining about the Muslim Festival celebrating the end of Ramadan, and also about the three pillars at Mecca where many thousands of pilgrims go each year. Stones are thrown by the pilgrims between the pillars which symbolises casting the ‘bad’ things within yourself, and starting afresh.
We then had a good time of socialising with many new faces present, and in true Dor Kemmyn tradition there was a fine array of colourful foods to treat ourselves with. The children had a good time playing a game of throwing balls to hit tins on our Dor Kemmyn posts which was to resemble throwing stones at the pillars.
It was good to be back at the Dor Kemmyn field. It was a still, quiet and even warm October afternoon. We hope one day in the near future we will be holding Eid again but in our new building. Thanks to all those who came along. It was a truly lovely event.