#2 by versuscorp , Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:28 pm
10-14 August 2019 is Eid Mubarak worldwide,
it is like christmas.
If you can consider same dates like 2,3,4 August i will appreciate thanks..
(because we try to be with our families during that time period)
I am afraid this was very much part of the bid for the event, you missed the opportunity to raise this problem when the bids were submitted.
Looking forward to 2020 I believe the relevant date moves forward about 11 days from 11 August to 31 July so if a bid for the ETC is proposing an early date you should raise the issue with the bidder/wider community.
I am not religious myself so if I have got the dates wrong please feel free to correct me.
I understand the date moves approx 11 days forward each year so this will not have been a problem before and if 2020 is not a problem for you then it is unlikely to be a problem in the foreseeable future.
Whilst this will not be an issue for most of the players as the Muslim Religion is in the minority in Europe I would prefer to see the event as inclusive as possible and hope the 2020 bidders will try to avoid an awkward date, albeit availability of venues is not always that flexible.