How Different Cultures Celebrate Eid Al Fitr

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How Different Cultures Celebrate Eid Al Fitr
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It is always important to distinguish between culture and religion, and as Eid Al Fitr (the Festival of Breaking the Fast) is fast approaching, countries celebrate it  differently around the world. Here are some of the Eid celebrations in various cultures.

Turkey

How Different Cultures Celebrate Eid Al Fitr

In Turkey, Eid Al Fitr is also known as Seker Bayram which means the Sugar Feast. The country has a tradition of referring all nationally celebrated festival as “bayram”. The revels of Eid Bayram are mixed with nationwide traditions. Turkish usually address one another with “Bayraminiz mübarek olsun” (“May your Bayram be blessed”) or “Bayraminiz kutlu olsun” (“May your Bayram be blessed”). Mutlu Bayramlar (“Happy Bayram”) is also another statement for rejoicing in the festivities. Following the prayers and family gatherings, children usually receive a range of Turkish delights. The celebrations end with people meeting, greeting, and celebrating the joyous occasion with their near and dear ones.

So if you are visiting or know anyone Turkish make sure to tell them, with “Bayraminiz mübarek olsun” (“May your Bayram be blessed”)or “Bayraminiz kutlu olsun” (“May your Bayram be blessed”). Mutlu Bayramlar (“Happy Bayram”) is also another statement.

UAE

How Different Cultures Celebrate Eid Al Fitr

Emiratis celebrate with Ouzi, a significant local dish which is prepared exclusively for the festivities. It is a slow cooked dish where succulent goat meat is mixed with rice and garnished with fried pine nuts. Also, the country organizes incredible cultural events and shows like magic tricks, decorated themed parks, dance shows, etc. The entire UAE ushers in new festivities with hundreds of events during the festive period.

Saudi Arabia

How Different Cultures Celebrate Eid Al Fitr

On the occasion of Eid, Saudis share joy through a number of festive events and recreational activities. The country is extravagantly decorated as a part of Eid Al Fitr celebrations. Families and freinds usually get-together for special Eid food and before it is being served, kids of the family usually stand in front of every adult member of the family who give Riyals (Saudi currency) to the kids.

There is one more unique tradition about Eid in Saudi Arabia – the locals leave huge quantities of rice and other stuffs anonymously at the gate of the less-fortunate.

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