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‘Observing Eid al-Fitr globally’

by Dubaiforum

Eid al-Fitr is a joyous time for families and communities to come together in celebration after the month of Ramadan. While each family may have their own unique traditions, there are some common practices observed around the world, such as sharing special meals, exchanging gifts, and dressing up in new clothes.

Different countries have their own distinct customs for Eid al-Fitr. In Indonesia, for example, the entire population gathers in a public space to pray Eid Salat together, creating a striking sea of white as everyone dresses in traditional clothing. After a month of fasting, sweet treats are eagerly shared during Eid. From honey-soaked pastries in Türkiye to colourful rainbow cake in Indonesia, each country has its own delicious delicacies to enjoy.

Family meals are a central part of Eid celebrations, with dishes varying widely from country to country. From spicy stewed meat in Malaysia to couscous in Morocco, each region has its own culinary traditions for Eid. Gift-giving is also a common practice during Eid al-Fitr, with children often receiving money in many countries. Additionally, it is customary to share with the less fortunate in the community, with traditions like open houses in Malaysia and leaving food anonymously outside the homes of those in need in Saudi Arabia.

Public celebrations and shows are also a big part of Eid al-Fitr in many countries. From large-scale events in Indonesia to egg-painting competitions in Afghanistan, there are many unique traditions to witness and learn from during this festive time.

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