How is the Eid al-Fitr celebrated? The festival that celebrates the end of Ramadan
The Eid al-Fitr is the holiday that celebrates the end of the month of Ramadan for Muslims. The celebration this year will take place from June 14 until the afternoon of June 15. Do you know how important that day is for followers of the Islamic religion?
What is Eid al-Fitr?
Eid al-Fitr is the festival that ends Ramadan and that becomes a long-awaited day by all Muslims. It is an act of coexistence where everyone shows love and shares their best wishes and when prayer occupies a fundamental part of the day.
How is the Eid al-Fitr celebrated?
The celebration begins very early with prayers in community. After this a breakfast is celebrated where the fasting that has been carried out during a month is ended. The rest of the day Muslims visit family and friends and carry out traditions such as offering the best dishes to everyone who arrives and giving gifts to children. Keep in mind that although children do not participate in the fast, they also live this month in a special way.
Curiosities of the Eid al-Fitr:
All the details of this day are prepared and cared to perfection. People tend to wear new clothes and men wear white as a symbol of purity. People visit homes of their family and friends and take sweets and gifts as a symbol of gratitude.
In the morning, when people go to pray (to the same places as they usually go or at home but only for extreme reasons) they should eat something sweet before going and most people choose dates. They must go on foot and always return by a different path to what is normally done.
Everyone should live this day with their best clothes and very well perfumed. A perfect hygiene that includes bath, dental cleaning and perfume is a must on this day.
Essentials of an Eid al-Fitr table:
Beghrir: pancakes made of semolina and accompanied by honey and butter.
Malawi: rolled pancakes made of flour that are also accompanied by honey and butter.
Al Harcha: another type of pancakes with fine semolina that is made with butter.
Nuts, homemade bread, pastry.
And of course at any table should miss the sweets called “El Helwa” of all kinds, such as Briwat with almonds, the Mehncha, Ghriyba, Kaab-ghzal.
Remember that everyone should spend this day with their best clothes and very well perfumed.
If you travel to Morocco and have the opportunity to see how Moroccan people spend this special time of the year, you will enjoy participating in their tradition and Moroccan customs. And do not forget to wish a happy day with “Eid Mubarak!”