So what’s it all about? Quite simply, we have two Eids a year, they’re a Muslim person’s Christmas(s). This one is called Eid Al Fitr. After a long month’s fasting during Ramadan, it’s God’s gift of partying. Yep. He’s saying “Thanks for trying your best to understand how precious life is, now go party!”.
It lasts for 3 days and is usually filled with festivities. Children will go around from house to house, sing songs and get money, kids will also play and probably go a bit insane with their new found fortune and buy candy.
It’s also a time where inheritances are distributed and the, once children, and now adults, give to their parents in appreciation for all they’ve provided for when they were young.
Although a religious occasion, I guess that it’s ‘money’ that many think about. I remember when I was younger, I’d get around 200-300 QR on the first day and be so excited! That’s alot of sweets!!
Some places usually light up fireworks, there’s live entertainment, and usually plays and theater shows at the Qatar National Theater.
Oh! Don’t forget to say “Eid Mubarak” on Eid! (That’s our Merry Christmas).
note: (I know it says Eid ul Adha in the image, but I still wanted to share the colorful image )