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Muslims Celebrate Eid Al Adha in Dublin

01 Aug 2020, 18:36 GMT+10

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Around 200 Muslims celebrated Eid al-Adha at Croke Park stadium in Dublin, Ireland, on Friday while observing social distancing rules amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Irish national broadcaster RTE reported that around 200 people were due to celebrate Eid at Croke Park, the headquarters of Ireland's Gaelic Athletic Association and one of Europe's biggest sports stadiums, Yahoo News reported.

With the number of people allowed to gather in indoor spaces limited due to COVID-19, Croke Park, which normally hosts games of hurling and Gaelic football to crowds of up to 82,300, was chosen as a venue.

"Normally Croke Park and our other stadia would be a hive of activity at this time of the year with the staging of games but we are living through a very different year," Gaelic Athletic Association President John Horan was quoted by The 42 as saying when the decision was announced.

"We are delighted to welcome members of the Muslim community to Croke Park to mark Eid Al-Adha, an important date in the Muslim calendar," he said.

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