Eid Al Adha Traditions
Eid Al-Adha is celebrated by millions of people worldwide. This holiday marks the final day of the annual Muslim holy pilgrimage called Hajj. It’s a special holiday where families gather to a feast to honor Abrahams’ willingness to submit himself to the divine will.
In this article, we are going to dive into the traditions and preparations that go along with this special celebration! So if you would like to know more about how families celebrate, you are in the perfect place!
This special festivity is considered a time of the year where families have the chance to bond and spend some quality time together. Families have the chance to prepare for Eid Al-Adha together while preparing Arabic sweets like maamoul and kaak. It’s a special occasion for kids, too, where clothes for young siblings are bought and Eid Al-Adha decorations are set around the house.
2- Kids And Eid Al-Adha
During this day, kids wear their new clothes bought days prior and collect Eidieh from the elderly, which is usually money. Kids head out and play during Eid Al-Adha and light fireworks once Eid is announced.
3- Family Gatherings
Everyone gathers at the grandparents’ place for breakfast which is usually “sawda nayeh,” “kebbe nayeh,” “foul” and” fatteh”. After breakfast, all kids gather to take their “eidiyeh” and taste the delicious homemade kaak!
4- The Gifting Traditions
Since this Eid is all about sacrifice and giving, all kinds of donations are accepted and distributed to the people in need. During Eid, it’s important to keep in mind the less privileged and try to create a change in their lives by either donating or doing a small act of kindness. As for the gifting traditions between families and friends, people gift each other Arabic sweets prepared days prior like maamoul, kaak, and baklava.
Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating!
From the Presentail family:)