Eid is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal and it comes after the holy month of Ramadan. This is a day dedicated to a feast with family and a heartfelt declaration of the greatness of Allah! Eid al-Fitr is Arabic for “festival of the breaking of the fast.” This is due to the fact that Muslims normally abstain from eating and drinking from dawn until sunset during Ramadan. This festival marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
The holiday begins with a greeting: “Eid Mubarak“, which loosely translates to “Blessed Eid,” both of which can be translated to “have a blessed holiday.” Muslims gather at mosques and communal prayer areas to perform Eid Prayer and greet each other. The Eid festival is celebrated by visiting friends and relatives, hosting food parties and sharing sweets, ranging from chocolate gifts, chocolate truffles, to bakery delights! Children not only get new clothing and shoes, but also receive cash gifts called “Eidi” from their elders and relatives.
Eid conveys a message of unity, love and peace. This is evident with the way the Eid day starts, which is with a prayer in congregation in an open ground, so that a number of Muslims (men, children and the elderly) can meet, greet each other, and pray together behind one imam. Muslims are advised to take different routes while going to and returning from Eid prayers, so they can meet more people, and convey more festive greetings!
Customs and Traditions
- Muslims get ready for the Eid prayer by dressing up in new clothes.
- They eat something sweet (preferably dates) before heading out for the Eid prayers.
- They recite something called takbeerat while going for the Eid prayers.
- The prayer is traditionally offered in an open area, and each emirate has its own Eidgah (Eid grounds).
- Eidi or Eidiya (cash or gifts) are distributed among children by the elders
Gifts to Give
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