Eid Al-Adha Gift Ideas

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 06 July 2021 Last update: Tuesday، 13 July 2021
Eid Al-Adha Gift Ideas
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Eid el-Adha is just around the corner, it is known as the 'Feast of the Sacrifice', which follows Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. According to the lunar Islamic calendar, it falls on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah (Arafat Day), so the date changes by approximately 11 days on the Gregorian calendar each year. It is all about the spirit of sharing

Here is a guide to gift-giving this holiday!

Eid Clothes

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha in various ways that adhere to their particular culture. However, one thing that remains constant (in the UAE and throughout the globe) is what an exciting time this is for children. They eagerly await the dawn of the first day of Eid when they get to wear new clothes, often national dress items such as the Kandoura for boys.

Adults are often gifted new clothes as well. The perfect time to wear these presents is while meeting people throughout the holiday. Although friends and colleagues don’t usually hand out money to adults, some family members still find that appropriate.

Eid Al-Adha Gift Ideas

Eidia

Another reason for the excitement is that children are gifted money throughout the holiday. After the Eid prayer, they visit relatives and friends with their family. The aim: to collect as much eidia as possible. The term ‘eidia‘ refers to the monetary gifts young people receive over Eid.

Eid Al-Adha Gift Ideas

Sweets

Special sweet treats handed out by neighbors and loved ones are enjoyed by both kids and adults. Because it’s quite time-consuming to prepare edible gifts (such as pistachio cookies, baklava, and date cookies), fine dates are a popular choice.

Date palms tend to thrive in the Middle East as the climate is hot, so businesses market a broad range of date boxes around this time. Covered with chocolate, stuffed with nuts, dark and fleshy, or light and fine – there’s practically every type of date you can think of.

Eid Al-Adha Gift Ideas

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