Honourable Nii Lante Vanderpuye, the Member of Parliament for Odododiodio Constituency joined the people of the muslim community in Odododiodio to celebrate their annual Eid-El-Maulud at Zongo Lane in Accra over the weekend.
In a short speech, Honourable Nii Lantey said that he was one of them, recounting when he was brought at age six to his grandmother who was residing in the community by then. He grew up in the area and so sees himself as one of them. He therefore assured them of his continuous support in all that they will be doing in the area. He urged the youth in the area to feel free at all times to approach him to enable him know what their concerns are.
The progam which took place on Saturday the 22nd of February 2020 stated at 9pm with the arrival of invited guests and dignitaries including chiefs.
The celebration of Eid-El-Maulud is a very special day in countries professing the Muslim religion of Islam, as it commemorates the birth of the prophet Muhammad, who gave birth to Islam. This day is celebrated in Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month of the Islamic calendar.
Some Muslims see this day as a time of celebration and praise. That is why there are countries where the streets are flooded with torch parades, and houses and mosques are decorated for the occasion. So do the women with their hands, on which they paint beautiful drawings made with henna ink. For their part, the men are usually dressed in white chilabas and red hats. In many cities there are also special events that focus on the events of Muhammad’s life according to the Koran and Hadith.