The month of Ramadan fasting concludes with what is known as Eid El-Fitr, which translates into the “Festival of Breaking Fast”, a holiday that Muslims around the world celebrate with special prayers, charity, family visits, and gifts.
In Lebanon, it is also celebrated with special events and festive dinners, with the participation of people of all faiths, another validation of Lebanon’s reputed co-existence.
Here are some of these notable events that you can enjoy with your family and friends during this celebratory time.
For those wishing to celebrate Eid El-Fitr out with their children, the Besten park is offering 2 days of celebration, on May 2nd and 3rd, for a full day of fun and outdoor activities, including breakfast and a lunch buffet.
For more information, contact 03 502 898 or 03 168 863.
This year, you can conclude Ramadan by having great fun with your family or friends at Souk el Balad in Beirut Souks which is also celebrating its 10th anniversary. You’ll enjoy Eid surrounded by local food, fashion, art, crafts, book fair, and fun activities.
The celebration starts on April 30th and continues through May 1st, and 2nd, as of 10 am.
Another full day of celebration with the family or friends is taking place at Arnaoun Village: Outdoor adventures and activities, breakfast, a lunch buffet, a live band, entertainment, and photo booths, there is all to make that day memorable.
The event starts this weekend and through the Eid El-Fitr days from 11:00 am till 5:00 pm.
On the occasion of Eid El-Fitr, Beit el Baraka is hosting an exhibition by Kanz. The event will take place in the Tabbal Heritage Building in Sursock, from April 29 to May 5th, from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
During the event, the hosts will offer and showcase Ramadan “goodies” including: A line of abayas designed by Krikor Jabotian, embroidered pouches by Sarah’s Bag, Maamouls by Nicolas Audi, candles designed for Eid el Fitr, handcrafted delicacies prepared by the ladies of Al Makassed, and Ismat Mahmassani’s latest book “Messages From The Sky”.
All the proceeds are going to support families of the elderly and children.
On Monday, May 2, you can treat yourself to a delicious and well-deserved Fitr Lunch buffet filled with traditional Lebanese cuisine, a coffee show, and live Oud at Kempinski Summerland Hotel and Resort in Beirut.