As the holy month of Ramadan comes to a close, Muslims who have tired out from their month-long fasting, are finally looking forward to celebrating Eid el-Fitr.
After thirty days of living simply and remembering to be mindful of others, Eid el-Fitr is a celebration of the little things and it wouldn’t be right without the following:
#1 Morning Breakfast
After a whole month of waking up to no breakfast and spending the day on an empty stomach, you finally get to celebrate by indulging in your favorite morning meal. Many people opt to celebrate Eid el-Fitr mornings with this tradition: knefeh for breakfast!
#2 New Outfit
Before Eid, it is traditional to buy something new to wear – whether it’s a whole new outfit, a new pajama, or simply just new socks. Who doesn’t love socks?
#3 Eid Photos
Eid is not Eid without the good old Eid selfies and family photos that will flood your social media feeds.
#4 WhatsApp Greetings
Also flooding your device will be a multitude of Eid holiday greetings via WhatsApp. You may want to free some space on your phone.
#5 Wara2 3enab
You can bet lunch on Eid will be wara2 3enab among other delicious Lebanese mezza and dishes. These rolls of stuffed vine leaves are always part of the festivity.
Eid is not Eid without receiving or giving a 3idiyeh. But honestly, you’re never too old for it; Eid gifts, commonly in the form of cash, but can also be other gifts are always eagerly expected.
#7 Family & Friends
And finally, Eid wouldn’t be right without spending quality time with your loved ones, and the more cheerful the better. It’s Eid, after all, we celebrate!