A special Eid ul Adha meal has been delivered to Prestonians impacted by Covid-19 by community group Preston Promise.Advertisement
The classic dish of Lamb Biryani, which originates from the kitchens of the Mogul Empire, was on the menu along with all the trimmings and a starter course of Gazebo Chicken and baby potatoes.
Just under 240 meals were delivered to recipients at the weekend, with caterers Adam’s Rasoi cooking the dishes and delivering them to Preston Promise’s headquarters, Frenchwood Community Primary School.
A spokesperson for Preston’s Promise said: “Adam’s Rasoi once again rose to the occasion, cooking up a storm – thank you for impeccable service throughout.
“Also heartfelt thanks to our supporters Frenchwood Community Primary School for allowing us to operate safely from their premises.
“And of course a huge thank you to our wonderful team of volunteers giving up their valuable time in the scorching heat. From logistics to the delivery team, those working behind the scenes and on the frontline – we couldn’t serve the community without you.”
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Eid ul Adha, also referred to as Eid al-Adha, is the ‘feast of sacrifice’.
It is marked by a day of celebrations with friends and family, with many Muslims also going to their local mosque for special prayers.
The date of Eid ul Adha is based on the lunar calendar and changes each year. This year celebrations began on Monday (19 July).
The traditional way to wish someone Happy Eid is by saying Eid Mubarak.
This is the Arabic greeting observers use to wish each other well during both Eid al-Fitr – the ‘festival of the breaking of the fast,’ which is celebrated at the end of Ramadan – and Eid ul Adha.
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