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How does technology change the most prominent traditions of Eid?
Economy News - Baghdad
One of the important customs that relatives and relatives practice on the Eid is the Eid gift, or what is known as the "Eid".
The atmosphere for this holiday differed, and in light of the procedures and precautionary measures to limit the outbreak of the Corona virus, the competent authorities in the Emirates advised to reduce the use of banknotes when distributing the Eid during the Eid period.
Some studies have indicated that the virus may be transmitted through the circulation of fiat currencies in the absence of hand washing. The majority of the people to whom Eid is distributed are children and young adults who may not be aware of the risks of spreading the virus or are eligible to take the necessary precautions.
In view of the individuals ’inheritance in their homes and the practice of social divergence, some countries have allocated electronic applications and means as an alternative that allows individuals to share the joy of the holiday remotely and transfer cash amounts without the need to trade in paper currencies.
Among these applications is the "STC PAY" application in Saudi Arabia, which allows sending cash and prepaid gift cards.
In the Emirates, the General Authority allocated a list of 23 digital applications to banks operating in the country, in addition to 10 applications related to electronic wallets through which "Eidia" can be transferred.
In Kuwait, Adityati service, which follows the same system, is dedicated. Other countries also allowed Eidiya to be sent using mobile banking applications.
Source: CNN in Arabic
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