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Celebrating Eid Al-Fitr, "festival of breaking the fast"

Muslims around the world celebrate the end of Ramadan with Eid-Al-Fitr, "festival of breaking the fast" and is a religious holiday celebration, the most anticipated days of the year. In this quick article we will discuss about celebrating eid al-fitr in morocco.

What is Eid Al-Fitr?  

Eid Al-Fitr or "festival of breaking the fast" and is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims all  over the world. It's a day of observance, but also an occasion for Muslims to show their gratitude to God, as well as give alms to the poor. To ensure that even the poor have the means to enjoy the holiday, all heads of household are obligated to donate food to the needy on behalf of each family member.

When is Eid Al-Fitr?   

The exact date is never certain far in advance, as religious authorities in various countries rely on the sighting of the Eid crescent moon to announce when it will officially begin. It can be delayed by a day if the sky is too bright when the moon is out, or if clouds obstruct it.

How do muslims in morocco celebrate Eid Al-Fitr?

For many Moroccans, Eid Al-Fitr is first and foremost a religious holiday. The day begins quite early as many Muslims head out to their local mosque for a morning Eid sermon and congregational prayers. Many Families gather for festive meals, starting with spreads of food for breakfast and continuing through the main meal of the day, other families choose to eat at home and then visit relatives in the afternoon and evening.

Moroccan sweet for Eid Al-Fitr 

In Moroccan culture and family life, food is very important especially during celebrations. Before the day of Eid, many women are busy in the kitchen preparing Moroccan cookies and pastries. Others choose to buy them online or from a local  pastry shop. You can pre-order your sweets and pastry from Caterersebti shop and enjoy the original flavours of morocco.