Arab Weather - Eid al-Fitr is one of the most important occasions celebrated by the Islamic world, where tables are filled, families gather, visits are frequent, congratulations and neighbors are exchanged, in addition to giving charity to the poor and distributing food to the needy.
Eid al-Fitr comes after the month of Ramadan to carry with it special events for each country in the world, as the holiday differs from one country to another according to the traditions of Muslims there. It may surprise you that the features of Eid differ from one country to another, but there is no dispute over the ability of Eid to change the mood of society, as it is a special occasion. In this article, we review the customs and ceremonies of Eid al-Fitr in countries of the world.
1. Adorning yourself with henna in India
Indian women decorate with henna for joy by the Eid after the blessed month of Ramadan, and Muslims are keen to decorate and clean their homes to look more beautiful on Eid. On Eid, Indians eat special sweets for this occasion, including vermicelli sweets.
2. Battles of the Whites in Afghanistan
Celebrations and gatherings prevail in Afghanistan like the rest of the world after the performance of Eid prayers, but what most characterizes the traditions of Eid al-Fitr in Afghanistan is the white fights. Egg fights is one of the ceremonies that the people of Afghanistan continue to perform, as crowds gather in parks and public places to choose who breaks eggs faster than others!
3. The hallucination of Amman
Muslims in the Sultanate of Oman recite the words of hymn, a spiritual text that includes veneration, glorification and thanksgiving of God for his bounty and grace. The celebration continues throughout the days of Eid Al-Fitr, as families often go out to family visits, exchange congratulations, and have coffee and sweets.
4. Holding popular festivals in China
Eid al-Fitr in China turns into a popular carnival in which Chinese Muslims celebrate this sacred religious event, despite the keenness of Muslims in China to visit cemeteries on Eid and remember their loved ones, but the most important part of the Eid traditions is that they go out to the streets in cheerful colorful clothes to celebrate within popular festivals Predominantly local.
5. Suspension of oil lamp accessories in Malaysia
Muslims in Malaysia decorate their homes with old oil lamps to celebrate the advent of the happy Eid al-Fitr, and one of the most famous customs in Malaysia is to leave the doors of the houses open to visitors and provide food and sweets to the guests.
6. The bowl dance in Yemen
Like many other countries, Yemenis celebrate by visiting one another and gathering tribesmen in public squares. Men's gatherings in Yemen are dominated by ceremonies filled with drumming late into the night. One of the special dances that Yemenis perform to celebrate Eid is the traditional Al-Tasah dance.
7. Waiting for drums to be beat in Tunisia
Like all Muslims, Eid is the perfect time for families to gather, exchange congratulations and eat the most delicious sweets. But the Eid begins in an unconventional way in Tunisia, as people wait for Bou Tabila, the person who roams the streets and beats drums to announce the coming of the holiday.
8. Kahk (cakes) Eid in Egypt
The joy on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr is mixed with ancient customs of Egyptians rooted in thousands of years, and others related to Eid al-Fitr in particular. Egyptians celebrate making Eid cakes in homes and shops on the last night of the month of Ramadan in preparation for the Eid reception and presenting it to guests and neighbors. In addition, Egyptians are keen to go out to public gardens and visit relatives to eat the salted fish that they also eat on the festival of Sham El-Nessim, which they celebrate since the era of the ancient Egyptians.
9. Sacrifices in Ethiopia
Ethiopian Muslims hold Eid prayers in public squares alongside mosques, and public transportation is used to transport Muslims to places of prayer. As is customary for Muslims on Eid al-Adha, Ethiopians celebrate sacrifices on Eid al-Fitr.
10. Gathering in Islamic centers in the United States of America
Muslims residing in America celebrate by gathering in Islamic centers, parks and mosques where they exchange gifts and food. In addition, Muslims are keen to visit each other, and large celebrations are held after the prayer is held in Islamic centers.
11. Traveling by train in Bangladesh
Eid in Bangladesh raises a state of chaos due to the overwhelming joy of the advent of Eid and the desire of many to travel to their cities and villages of origin to celebrate with the family. As a result, public transportation is crowded during Eid, and transportation cannot accommodate this number of travelers, so Bangladeshis are forced to travel on trains if they cannot book tickets.
12. Exchange of gifts in Saudi Arabia
Eid Al Fitr is dominated by the character of generosity and hospitality in Saudi Arabia. After performing Eid prayers in mosques, Saudis receive family members to congratulate them on Eid and give them gifts with traditional Eid sweets. Although the aspects of Eid differ from one region to another within Saudi Arabia, they all celebrate the celebration of festive banquets, where relatives and friends gather.
13. Wearing the traditional dress in Morocco
As is the custom of Muslims in all countries, the people of Morocco are keen to go to mosques to perform the blessed Eid prayers, followed by shouts of takbeer to celebrate this happy occasion. What distinguishes Eid al-Fitr in Morocco from other countries is that people go out to pray and congratulate, wearing traditional Moroccan dress.
14. The race to shake hands in Mozambique
Eid al-Fitr in Mozambique is accompanied by manifestations of collective joy in homes and streets, but the Mozambican people are keen on a specific habit of Eid. People in Mozambique compete after Eid prayers to shake hands and congratulate others, and the person who initiates the handshake is, according to their belief, the most fortunate of the Eid blessing.
15. Visits of children in Turkey
Tourism increases in Turkey during Eid al-Fitr, and the markets and streets are filled with tourists and residents to celebrate this sacred religious occasion. Besides the traditional Eid celebrations, Turkish children leave their homes to knock on the doors of the residents of their neighborhoods to get sweets. The Turks call this religious occasion "Feast of Sugar."
16. Return to the country of origin in Nigeria
The advent of Eid al-Fitr is the perfect time for Muslims in Nigeria to travel back to their country of origin if they live abroad or in another city to celebrate with family and friends. Moreover, non-Muslims in Nigeria are keen to visit Muslim families and congratulate them on Eid Al Fitr.
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