9 Fun Things To Do To Celebrate Eid

I can’t believe the month of Ramadan is almost over and Eid is coming up! I hope everyone who is observing had a blessed month and received tons of rewards. Today I am wearing a dressed up look that could work well for Eid or Chaand Raat (Eid Eve) or any formal occasion.

Also, I grew up with certain traditions for Eid, (mainly to eat, eat, and eat some more) but in case you are looking for more ways to celebrate, I have listed a few ideas below for both Chaand Raat (Eid Eve) and Eid day. If you don’t celebrate, all of these activities are still really fun to do in general so I hope to get you inspired for some new ways to have family fun this weekend. I hope you all have a wonderful Eid and I will see you next week!

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Fun things to do to celebrate Eid:

For The Night Before Eid also known as Chaand raat (night of the moon):

1.  Make a garland– Create a beautiful garland together as a fun activity after dinner. Use the finished garlands to decorate the home for Eid day festivities. Check out this link for 38 DIY garland ideas.

2. Apply Henna/Mendhi – Go to your local Indian or Pakistani store and pick up a henna/mehndi cone, and for some design inspiration check out @hennabyfatima

3. Dance – Put any of your favorite tunes on that iHome and get a move on! I prefer bhangra music for this, but you can feel free to play whatever you love. (P.S. If you follow me on Snapchat @lovezahra.com this is what inspired my little mid-day Bhangra break)

4. Make samosas/pattis – Prepare some special food as a group for the upcoming Eid day festivities. My favorite memories somehow always included eating samosas or pattis. But cookies, cupcakes, or pies work just as well!

5. Write letters to family/friends (to be opened on Eid day) – get some special stationary and have everyone write letters to each other – topics could include how they experienced Ramadan, what they learned about during Ramadan, or just how happy they are to celebrate Eid!

For The Day of Eid: 

1. Host an open house – one of my favorite memories of Eid growing up was after prayers at the Masjid, heading to several different homes to visit with friends and family. Sadly, it isn’t as feasible to just invite everyone you know to come over these days, so I suggest planning to designate 2-3 friends to visit with each other after Eid Prayers. One could be breakfast/brunch, lunch, and dinner.

2. Have a step and repeat for memories – People always want to capture a great Eid memory. Create the perfect backdrop by preparing an area of the home by getting rid of extra furniture, and add some flowers or a few garlands.  Or create a step and repeat at your home and have guests and family take amazing pictures to remember for years to come. Here is a way to DIY one and here is a Youtube video step-by-step using a pipe.

3. Read a Ramadan story aloud (for young children): Here are a few stories to choose from and here is my newest fave!

4. Have a fun day out with the family! Go out and see a show, go for a bike ride, and just enjoy nature! If you are in Chicago, I’d check out some exhibits here.

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Yup! our #fourthofjuly celebration is going according to plan! hope you all got the day off and doing something fun today 🇺🇸🎇

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