1. Read the story of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) to your children and explain to them the significance of this Eid and the importance of faith and sacrifice.
2. Make these adorable sheep cupcakes!
3. Take the kids to local Hajj simulations so they can learn all the rites and rituals.
4. Make Eid cards with the kids and give to family and friends.
5. Deliver fresh meat to your family, friends, and the needy.
6. Make special meat dishes from the Udhiya you received. Enjoy with your loved ones, send over to your neighbors, or share with someone who is ill.
7. Take your clothes out the night before. It can get crazy getting all the kids ready in the morning, so I like to lay out all our clothes, matching accessories, socks, and shoes the night before Eid. Saves time and is less stressful
8. Put mehendi on.
9. Host an Eid open house. One of our fondest Eid memories growing up was visiting friends in the area after Eid prayer, greeting them with “Eid Mubarak”, and having snacks, chai, and dessert. We only stayed for ten to fifteen minutes and went to the next house. Some years, our family would host the open house. Let’s bring back this tradition!
10. Attend local Eid celebrations and/or carnivals!
Happy Eid from all of us at Honey and Dates! 🙂