How is Eid celebrated in the Arab countries
Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are two holidays celebrated by Muslims in the Islamic world, as Muslims all over the world await them.
- Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting,and is celebrated during the first three days of Shawwāl
- Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts Eid for four days.
Celebrating Eid in the Arab countries
Celebrating Eid in Egypt
- Kahk made with dates are one of the features of the celebration of Eid in Egypt, as some women are masterful in preparing it at home.
- On the first day of Eid-Al-Adha, Egyptian Muslims attend Eidiyah prayers at several mosques across the country .
- Muslim families in the Kingdom are waiting for the Eid prayer, which takes place after sunrise on the first day of Eid, in order to exchange congratulations among themselves.
- Saudi families are also preparing to receive guests from family and friends, as well as visit the wombs, and do many traditional and
famous foods in the Kingdom for all family members to gather.
United Arab Emirates
- Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha are the two most important religious holidays in the United Arab Emirates.
- Common to both holidays is the focus on visiting family to offer eid greetings, the importance of providing charity to the poor and needy,and the joyful festive spirit that includes special meals and the wearing of new clothes.
- In Morocco, citizens buy clothes and gifts, and wear the Moroccan robes and fez to perform the Eid prayer.
- The head of the family presents gifts to family members amid distinct Maghreb celebrations, and some are keen to travel and take a walk outside the capital.
Iraq After performing the Eid prayer in mosques and eating breakfast, Iraqis begin to visit relatives,
where individuals gather in the home of the head of the family or the
parents’ house, and children play in the public squares by playing games, rejoicing in what they received from the Eidiyah.
- Singing processions are held all over Syria in the streets, and the
voices of the people of Syria rise with the distinctive Shami takbeers of the feast.
- The women also start preparing the maamoul, which is a Syrian Kahk
that resembles the Kahk that are common in all countries, with the preparation of sweets of unparalleled types that are offered to guests and the purchase of new clothes
- The celebration of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr in Palestine is by people going to perform the Eid prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque, where thousands of worshipers are present,
- As for the people who do not go to Al-Aqsa Mosque, they perform the
prayer in the mosque near them
- Visiting the graves of relatives and other beloved people in the
community, especially on the first day of Eid is common throughout Palestine and the whole Muslim world.
Yemeni men go out on the feast to hunt, and train the children to aim and adjust the gun.
Yemenis also rely on folk dancing with daggers in Eid celebrations, while
women cook for lunch (Zurbian) consisting of meat and rice.
- One of the most important aspects of Eid in the Sultanate of Oman is the preparation of the Irasya, which consists of white rice, lamb and chicken, and they use vinegar, raisins, aloe vera and small pieces of sheep liver,
- All men, youth and children gather on the morning of Eid, then form several circles in a circular motion, and then eat the Irasya.
- One of the most important aspects of the celebration of Eid in Sudan
is eating Asida after their return from the Eid prayer.
- This occasion is considered a season to renew relations between people, as people visit and exchange meat for sacrifice.
* One of the most important aspects of Eid in Jordan is the performance of
the Eid prayer in mosques, with takbeers and cheers, and the exchange of congratulations among people. And eating and presenting the Kahk that they bring in the homes where they gather to eat cakes.