The blissful event of Eid-ul-Fitr or Eid-al-Fitr, as they may say in different regions, is just approaching. The Muslims mark the day as a blessing from God after fasting throughout the holy month of Ramazan. There exists a clarity regarding Eid Celebration among the followers of Islam, as there are some pre-determined rituals. But, there are many youngsters who rather find the day boring because they don’t know what to do after they have performed the rituals, like communal prayer for Eid.
Unique Eid Celebration Ideas
Many youngsters claim that on the day of Eid they have nothing to do except sleeping all day, watching TV or scrolling down their social media newsfeeds. In fact, they call the Eid-ul-Fitr a boring day because it doesn’t offer those tasty and mouth-watering Eid-ul-Adha recipes.
Well, Eid-ul-Fitr brings its own joys with itself. So, if you want to make your day special and memorable one then check out these unique eid celebration ideas.
Perform Your Ritual As to Taste
Eating Sweets is a ritual on Eid-ul-Fitr. Muslims from all over the world eat dates, baklava, Seviyan, cakes, yummy desserts, sweetmeats etc. In South Asia, particularly in India and Pakistan, Seviyan are more common. On the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr when you are looking to start your day by eating sweets, then think out of the cultural limits and keep in mind only one thing that you have a sweet tooth. So, spend your Chand Raat in preparing the special deserts or the cakes of your choice and consume them in the morning of Eid.
Cutting an Eid cake with your family, while, all the members get together after Eid prayer is a good idea.
2. Buy Colorful Bangles and Henna (Mehndi)
Putting on colorful bangles in arms and decorating the hands with Henna is an essential celebration for Eid-ul-Fitr, but the tradition seems to be fading. Thee are many girls, particularly those in their 20s who must have given up this beautiful tradition. So, if you have not put on bangles in your arms for a long time, then this Eid-ul-Fitr is the right time for you. Buy colorful bangles and apply henna on your hands, not for the sake of Eid celebration but also to give yourself a new look.
3. Revert to Traditional Ways of Saying, Eid Mubarak
People greet each other on the eve of Eid by saying, Eid Mubarak. A few years back there was a tradition to send Eid Cards to the loved ones. But this tradition has also faded in the smartphone powered era. Now, everyone sends Eid Mubarak messages through social media platforms and the messenger apps.
This year, you can make your Eid celebration special by reverting back to the traditions and sending the custom-made Eid cards. If you are away from the home then you can use a specially designed Eid card that has the picture of you and your siblings, to your family. You can apply the same kind of creativity for Eid card you send to your friends, loved ones, colleagues and those who matter to you.
4. Have A Get Together With Old Friends
You must have old friends you have not seen for years. If so, then now is the time to have a get-together. Just give them a surprise on this Eid and show up at their door. One glorious spirit of the Eid celebration is that you get to hug the people, you have been holding grudges against. So, if you are in a mood to shove away the negativity, by reconciling with those you once quarreled, then do it on the auspicious occasion of Eid.
5. Go For Movies
If you are living in a country that has vibrant cinema culture, then consider watching movies at theatres. In Pakistan, you can get to watch four new movies that are releasing on Eid. Hence, take a break from your laptops and brace yourself for a silver screen entertainment to make you eid celebration unique and more special.
6. Spend Your Day With Underprivileged Classes of Society
The essence of Eid is to not forget the people from underprivileged class who cant afford to celebrate. You can choose to visit the slum and distribute sweets and gifts among them. Or in other words, try to do community service as part of your Eid celebration. Afterall, the event is all about spreading happiness in the society.
7. Plan A Tour With Your Friends And Family
If you are living in a Muslim majority country then you must be enjoying holidays on Eid, for at least three days. So, if you don’t manage to take time out from your otherwise, hectic routine then utilize your Eid holidays to plan a one day tour with your friends or family members; this will really serve as a respite from your work.