Eid Al Adha, the Forgotten Eid
I don’t know about the rest of you, but this Eid always sneaks up on me. It happened again this year. We just returned from vacation last week and it was immediately back to school mode. The kids are officially back in school, but now I only have five days to figure out what the family is going to wear for Eid. While it is tradition to wear something new on Eid, unfortunately I don’t think that will be happening here. I sorted through my closet to find some Eid outfit ideas to share with you.
Eid Outfit Ideas
I typically like to wear traditional Pakistani clothing for Eid. Despite the Houston heat, it just doesn’t feel like Eid if I’m not wearing shalwar kameez. If you’re heading to the office after Eid prayers or don’t wear Pakistani clothes, a maxi dress like the one below or nice pants will do the trick. I have some more ideas for you in my Eid al Fitr post.
Remember these star lights, also from my Ramadan post? They are still up in my house, and we will be using these along with our Eid banner. That’s the great thing about our Muslim holidays, everything can be used twice! Very efficient, as well as economical.
Religious tradition calls for the sacrifice of an animal and dividing the meat into thirds – keeping one third, sharing one third with friends, and donating one third to those in need. My friends and I still need to master our Instantpot skills before we cook any of this meat, so I donate all of my meat via Islamic Relief. As for gifts for the family, we like to keep it low key this time around. We typically stick with books. I LOVE Usborne books and order them via my friend Lindsey the brains behind Sow Grow Bloom.
What are some of your Eid traditions? I would love to hear about them!