Eid Party Planning
Eid al-Fitr, also known has Hari Raya or Feast of the Sacrifice, is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims across the globe. It is also referred to as Eid and marks the End of Ramadan, a holy month in which members of the faith participate in fasts from dawn to sunset for 29 to 30 days. There is no set date for the Eid celebration each year, since it can vary based on how local religious authorities observe the new moon.
Hiring an Eid Party Planner
There are many details that go into planning an Eid party, but an experienced party planner from Calabash Events can help make your party go more smoothly.
Eid’s Historical Significance
Muslims believe that the commandment comes from God in the Quran to fast until the end of Ramadan. At the conclusion of the religious period, those who participated in the fast often throw parties to celebrate and enjoy feasts with family members, friends, and others within their religious communities. Other terms in English for Eid, or Eid al-Firt, include Sugar Feast, Fast-breaking Eid, Sweet Festival, Eid of Happiness, Ramadan Feast, Eid Feast, Small Eid, Feast of Fasting, and Eid al-Saghir.
Planning an Eid Party
When planning a party with your Calabash Events party planner to celebrate the end of Ramadan, the first step is choosing a theme. There are plenty of options, especially because there is no predetermined design for Eid decorations. You are simply celebrating the end of a sacred period, so using your décor to give thanks and celebrate with your loved ones will make the party one to remember.
Eid Party Food
The food at your Eid party will likely be the most important aspect, so give yourself plenty of time to plan and prepare the menu. Those coming to your Eid celebration will have just completed a month-long fast, so they’ll be thrilled to enjoy tasty food options that they have gone without for a while. Most Eid party hosts choose to serve full meals, but that’s up to you. Your party planner can also help you find local caterers.
The most common food options to serve at an Eid celebration include lamb, dried fruit, stuffed vegetables, couscous, salads, and beans. Mediterranean favorites are also appealing, such as atayef, Arabic pancakes filled with nuts or cheese and served with honey or syrup for dipping, and kunafa, a treat made of spun shredded wheat and filled with nuts, raisins, cream, and/or cheese. Another popular choice is Masgouf, an Iraqi dish made of baked fish. Beverage options include Tamar Hindi, a sour drink served cold, and Amar al-Deen, made of soaked apricot and water.
Plan Your EID Party with Calabash Events
If you’re thinking about hosting an Eid party to celebrate the end of Ramadan, you might quickly become overwhelmed with everything that comes with planning an event. Our team at Calabash Events can handle the specifics of your event , giving you more time to simply enjoy the celebration.