In many Muslim countries, people buy new clothes for Eid as a way to start fresh and follow tradition. But if you don’t want to buy new clothes, you can still wear something stylish from your closet. If your budget allows, you can buy new clothes for yourself and your family. Otherwise, just pick out your best outfits from what you already have.
You can also make your home look festive by decorating it with balloons, banners, and lights. Before you go shopping, check if you already have any of these items at home.
During Eid, it’s common to host or visit family and friends for dinner. It’s a nice tradition to offer sweets like mamoul pastries. If you’re hosting, make a list of what you need to buy, check your fridge and pantry, and plan your menus.
Remember this: Stick to your shopping list and don’t buy things you hadn’t planned for. And when it comes to being generous, it’s a good idea to plan that too. In Muslim communities, adults often give children gift bags or money, known as Eidiya. You can also take larger notes to give to families in need.
Each Eid has its own specific expenses. For Eid Al Adha, there is the cost of acquiring and distributing meat. Traditionally, people would buy a sheep or goat and slaughter it themselves. But nowadays, many people buy meat from a butcher or supermarket. The meat is divided into three parts: for family, friends, and the poor.
Ultimately, Eid is a time to be happy and grateful. Spend time with your family, visit relatives and friends, give gifts, donate to charity, and appreciate all the blessings in your life.