Eid is a time of great celebration.

Worshippers rejoice at their achievements throughout Ramadan and hope that their efforts have been rewarded with their Lord.

One significant event that takes place in the run up to Eid, is the choosing of the Eid attire. It was a practice of the Prophet Mohammed (SAW) to wear the best clothing on the day of Eid. Nowadays, Muslims usually buy something new for themselves and their children particularly.

Eid attire commonly represents occasion wear. Heavily embroidered dresses or sequinned garments are worn by younger girls, with bow ties and waistcoats adorning the boys during the early morning prayer. Other preferred clothing, represents a diverse cultural heritage.

Eid is a time when Muslims like to celebrate their origins by wearing traditional garments.

Moroccan men typically adorn a coloured jilbab complete with hood, whereas Arabs from the Arabian peninsula favour a crisp white kandura and checked head scarf. For some countries of Africa, a loose kaftan or highly colourful dashiki represent the joy of the occasion;

whereas a salwar kameez is the usual choice for a Pakistani or Indian worshipper. Whatever the style or design, clothing will be cut modestly in keeping with the ethos of the religion.

At home, the party atmosphere continues. Women wear their best jewellery and often adorn their hands and feet with traditional henna designs. Decorated homes come alive with the hubbub of families and friends, eating and exchanging gifts.

We can’t wait for Eid this year… wishing you all a happy one!

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