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Social landlord's staff celebrate end of Ramadan

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities

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The staff at an east England social landlord marked the end of Ramadan with an Eid celebration.

North Lincolnshire Homes employees gathered at the Customer Centre in Scunthorpe to share traditional foods, have their hands painted with Henna and to learn more about Eid, Ramadan and the Islamic faith.

Eid marks the end of Ramadan, where Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset each day for a month. The celebration involves a special meal which is the first daytime food eaten since the start of Ramadan.

Julie Wass, who works in the 10,000-home provider's customer service team, said: “I enjoyed the Eid party and think it was great that we got the opportunity to celebrate Eid and practice some Eid traditions such as dressing in your best clothes, having henna done and sharing a feast. There was lots of information for staff to learn about the foundations of faith and why Eid is celebrated too.”

Helen Wright, tenancy support manager, who organised the celebrations, said: “We have an ever growing number of tenants who from the BME community so it’s important to us that we embrace all cultures and celebrate how diverse North Lincolnshire is.

“Staff brought along food to share with colleagues, they took part in the activities and learnt more about the Islamic faith. It was a great celebration and we will continue to hold events such as these to make sure we have a greater understanding of the local communities around us.”

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