It seems like only yesterday that we were bulk buying dates and stocking up on soups. With the hustle and bustle of Ramadan, it’s almost difficult accept that Eid is approaching, and rapidly too. With Eid Al Fitr just around the corner, for observers around the world, this marks the end of the fasting period and an opportunity to go out, celebrate and enjoy some coffee in the mornings!
It’s time to roll out the Eid checklist to make sure that you’re fully prepared.
— Sarah Ahmadzai (@Sarah_Ahmadzai) June 18, 2018
Yup, classic Eidiya. Siblings will love you for it, and you will achieve legendary status amongst the younger members of your family if you simply give them something, anything. If money is an issue, you can make something, sweets and cakes are always good options. Failing that, you can go with candy.
Because we’re not going out in something old, it’s time to dust off the credit card and go shopping for box fresh new clothes. Just make sure you don’t spend all of your Eidaya at once. Maybe some perfume while we’re at it, looking good is just as important as smelling good.
This one kinda goes without saying but, you’ll be greeted by a queue coming out of the door if you’re looking to get to the hair salon on the day before Eid. That not only applies to hair but also nails and eyebrows amongst other things. The same is true for guys, sorry but that trip to the barber will take upwards of 1 hour. Guaranteed.
With Eid on the horizon, you know what’s next, the scramble for holiday destinations and price drop alerts on Skyscanner. Whether it’s a family thing or a party with your friends, make sure you have everything prepared and prepped before you go.
That’s what it’s all about, make sure that during your Eid celebrations you keep your family in mind.
Those who are living away from their family, in particular. Invite them to join you in your celebration, either with your family or in a community event if you feel comfortable doing so. College students who live away from their family may be unaware of local community events. They should be invited.