Celebrating Eid Together


Celebrating Eid Together

CATEGORY: Special Features
WRITTEN BY: Mercy Without Limits
POSTED ON: Sep 26, 2018

Last month, Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Adha. Families and friends gather to enjoy. 

Unfortunately, for many Syrian refugees living in Turkey and Jordan, the situation is different. They can only yearn for the flavors of Eid in hopes to one day reunite with their loved ones and relatives. Due to trauma and displacement, refugee children are often denied a childhood, and carnivals provide a safe space for these children to experience fun like any other child.

Mercy Without Limits organized two Eid carnivals, in Gaziantep and Jordan; both areas are highly populated region with Syrian refugees. Refugees and community members were invited to help build strong relationships.

Children enjoyed a day of treats, fun, and game. Many musicians attended from around the world, including Mousa Mustafa and Turkish singer Barlas Akanaras. 

 

In Gaziantep over 1,000 refugees attended and in Jordan over 3,000 attended the Carnival. Thank you to everyone who contributed to giving these families a great holiday. Just another step in making refugees feel more like home.