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Ramadan 2020: Muslims in Michigan organize light competition


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

29th Apr, 2020. 04:21 pm
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Ramadan 2020

Ever heard of light competition during the holy month of Ramadan? Well Muslims in Michigan have welcomed Ramadan 2020 in an unusual way by organizing light competition.

For Muslims around the world, the holy month of Ramadan 2020 looks a little different this year because of the global coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Muslim community in Dearborn, Michigan, decided to start a new tradition this Ramadan, one that could be done while still abiding by social distancing guidelines.

The community hosting a Ramadan 2020 lights competition in hopes of spreading joy and bringing back some of the holiday spirit.

While many Muslims decorate their homes during the month, this year, the Dearborn community has turned the custom into a challenge.

Residents invited to nominate their own houses, or their neighbor’s, by sharing their address and a photo of their decorated home by May 11.

The photos will be shared on social media and the public can vote on their 10 favorite houses from each district. Judges will then pick the best lit-up homes in the city.

Dearborn, a city of 100,000 people, is home to one of the biggest populations of Muslims in the United States. The lights competition is another product of Muslim American culture.

The winners of each district will announced before Eid al-Fitr and each winner will receive a certificate and gift basket from a local restaurant.

Residents terming this project as the perfect blend of American and Muslim Culture. Adding that American Muslims are such an important part of the fabric of American culture and this is a great expression of that.

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