Eid Preparations

Getting ready for Eid involves the following for us:

  • Baking cookies (Double Chocolate, Ma’moul, Ghrybe, and Naankhatie);
  • Making the traditional Indian mithais like burfee and ras malai;
  • Cleaning the house till it sparkles (hopefully!);
  • Sewing something nice to wear (inshaAllah!);

Eid will be on a Sunday for us (I know some are doing it on Saturday), so at least nobody will be working or going to school, and inshallah we should be able to have some family and/or friends bonding time.

What are your plans for Eid? Especially you people abroad…look forward to hearing your Eid stories! 🙂

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8 Responses to Eid Preparations

  1. queenie says:

    Cooookiiiies! Yum!
    We used to make ma’moul at home, flattening out the date paste and folding it into the dough, but we haven’t done it for a couple of years 😦 But my mom has expressed starting up the ma’moul making again!

    We decorate the house, and the staircase, and put out gifts by the fireplace to open on Eid. On Eid we wake up early and head out for Eid prayer, then we usually meet with a several other families for breakfast/brunch/coffee and go out for dinner. When I lived in the Middle East, we had different day-plans, we’d spend the whole day visiting families.
    Can’t wait for Eid!

  2. I want CANDY!! We will be celebrating Eid on Saturday! 🙂 😛

  3. dr@ma div@ says:

    We in malaysia will be celebrating Eid this sunday…

    over here, the celebration of Eid ul-Adha is less merrier compared to the celebration of Eid ul Fitr, maybe it is Malaysian Govt fault for not emphazing ppl to celebrate it. We are given one day off instead of two for Eid ul Fitr… but it doent mean we are less muslim, am I right? normally we wont buy new cloths but some will still bake cakes, special dishes like lemang and rendang etc… and we still go for the prayer in da morning..

  4. queenie, I can’t wait for Eid either! Although we don’t do the gifting thing on Eid al-Adha… 😦 I made this cookie dough this evening, but its actually more of a batter…and requires to be chilled overnight, so will see how it goes tomorrow 😕 And doing the ma’moul tomorrow, inshallah.

    Rebellious, Hold up for your candy, chica…only a couple more days 😛 😆

    Drama Div@, I don’t see why or how anyone would say that makes you less Muslim! For us too, we don’t normally do the whole new clothes thing for Eid al-Adha….and I in fact did not even get around to it this time…oh well!

  5. Abdullah says:

    Dear Nomad,
    Celebrating eid on Sunday while 7ujaj celebrating it on saturday does not make sense. May Allah grant us unity back again

  6. Abdullah, JazakAllah Khair, and Ameen to your duaa. Unity is not achieved by everyone doing Eid on the same day. Unity is achieved by each accepting our differences with understanding and happiness. Its me being able to sincerely say Eid Mubarak to you, and you saying it to me, with each understanding our own reasoning and accepting that others have their (perhaps equally valid) reasons.

    Welcome to the blog.

  7. arablady says:

    how r u ya bint! yummy yummy ka3k and ma2moul….sorry for not being able to pass by frequently …wanna wish u happy eid…mwah..enjoy and take care

  8. Faith says:

    Ma’mooooool..I haven’t had those in ages!!

    -Eid for us includes going over my cousins and getting our henna done.
    -Spending the night making goodies 😀
    -Spending hours and hours on the phone calling all the relatives across the world wishing them a happy eid.
    -Going for eid prayers and visiting other families.

    The eid here compared to U.A.E soo no eiddiya lol.

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