Eid is upon us! Muslims all over the world are celebrating Eid Al-Fitr this weekend, as the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end. Eid is a festival to express sentiments, affection and care. Filled with money and gifts, the highlight of the festival is the amazing food delicacies that tantalize your taste buds.
Falling on the first day of the new lunar month, Eid al-Fitr is synonymous to new beginnings. The night before Eid, known as Chaand Raat is a popular pre-festival for Muslims who will go out and buy new outfits after the final fast.
On the first day of Eid al-Fitr, Muslims dress their best and gather to perform the Congregational prayer. After the Eid prayer, Muslims normally meet and greet Eid wishes to family and friends, giving gifts and Eid money especially to children.
The festival is nothing without the delicious foods and family gatherings that make this day so special. An important end for Muslims who have been fasting for an entire month, Eid marks the determination and fortitude of all those who have successfully striven through an intense month and come out on the other side.
While everyone’s preferences and definition(s) of a gift differ, here are a few options for desserts shared between families for the celebration as Eid isn’t complete without this sweet exchange.
One dessert that always wins its place as a family favorite is vermicelli i.e Seviyan – a traditional desert served often as breakfast. Utterly comfortable and creamy indulgence, Seviyan can be prepared in a variety of different methods.
Chocolates make the heart grow fonder, not only are they sweet and utterly divine, but they are universally loved by children and adults. Whether you want to give them to your foreign neighbors or your loving aunt, these gifts of sweetness will bring a smile to anyone’s face.
People love eating cake. You can express your emotions to your dear ones through a loving or special message on top of it! There are different yummy flavors of cake in the market such as butter scotch, fruit cake, chocolate, vanilla, pineapple, strawberry and mangoes.
Mithai is the biggest treat of them all and is a compulsory item that everyone should have for their guests. Amongst the wide variety of mithai, there are two that top the popularity charts – Gulab Jaman and Balushahi’s. Hugely popular among kids and adults alike, they leave a lasting and tasty impression on the taste buds of anyone who takes a bite.
Other hot dishes include heart-warming Koftas (meatballs), mouth-watering Kebabs and the family favorite Samosas, so extend your dining table with Eid delights.
Eid al-Fitr is celebrated traditionally for up to three days. The festival not only unites the Muslim community on the day, but blesses them with lots of delights and happiness.
Wish you all a very Happy Eid!