The Libyans celebrated Eid at the Regent Park's mosque as usual on the second day of Eid with the usual fun, bouncy castles and sweets for kids and the usual snacks and drinks for the adults, this year unfortunately I could not go because I was not feeling too well and missed being there as I usually go every year.
There was a surprise visit this year to the event, 2 boys of the tragic Benghazi HIV+ children who's plight is now world famous, turned up there with the father of one of the boys, I wish I was there just so that I could have welcomed them there, another pleasant surprise is that no one freaked out grabbed their kids and ran out of the mosque fearing they will catch something from these 2 brave boys, in fact from what I heard, they were welcomed and spent the evening playing with other kids and enjoying the Eid atmosphere, that did make me proud of the London Libyan community.
Al-Takaful society took care of the event and as usual made the children happy with all the sweets, drinks and presents that were given to them and for that they should thanked but being me I couldn't help but notice that this year the children were all given Ramadan calenders that include a piece of chocolate behind a door for every day of Ramadan which is based on the Christmas calender!
It is Eid, Ramadan is over so why were the kids given these calenders?? don't you think its a bit too late? :o)
no wonder they just opened them up and ate all the chocolates inside.... Eid Mubarak :o)