Eid is on Wednesday and people have just a few days left to prepare for this auspicious occasion. Hopefully, you have spoken with your employers or professors to take some time off to run errands. Being on the run from one week to another, some people don’t realize that Eid is actually approaching. Don’t try to panic if you haven’t prepared for Eid this year. Here is an amazing check list that will remind you of the things you need to do prior and during the day of Eid.
1. Make a Few Gifts
You might want to start making gifts or purchase Eid Mubarak cards now. One more option is to give money to the kids if you didn’t have enough time to prepare some gifts. The simplest thing you can do is prepare some tempting desserts.
2. Decorate the House
There are just a few days left and you need to start decorating the house now. It can be so much fun to decorate the rooms with your family members. Eid decorations don’t have to be extravagant at all. Research and find a lot of DIY tutorials on how to make lanterns from paper, for instance. If you don’t have the time, you can always reuse old decorations from last Ramadan and Eid ul-fitr’s.
3. Prepare Breakfast
It became a habit in my family to prepare all the food for Eid prior to the day of Eid. That way, we don’t have to worry about cooking food all day! We can just spend the day enjoying our time while knowing there is food waiting for us at home once we get back. If you are volunteering to make food for your community’s celebration, make sure you get all the ingredients and supplies beforehand. Also make sure to wake up early so that you have enough time to make fresh food for the people of your community.
4. Buy a Great Outfit
Buy and prepare the best and newest outfits for the day of Eid. It does not have to be brand new and can be an old one as well. Make sure the dress is clean and you feel comfortable wearing it. Don’t forget to use fragrance and smell nice too.
5. Get in Touch with Friends
Those who live far from their families or abroad should spend Eid holidays at home. Invite a few of your friends to share your celebration with your family, if you are feeling comfortable, or to the community’s event. College students who live far away from their families might not know about the community’s events in your area so it is better to invite them.
6. Don’t Forget the Neighbors
Most of the people live in an area where the neighbors are Muslims. But, if you are residing at a place where the neighbors are Non-muslims, try to reach out and tell them about the annual celebration of Eid. Simply prepare a dish of sweets and candy and knock on their doors. If you are comfortable enough, invite them to your Muslim community’s celebration. If it seems possible, donate some or a very small portion to families and individuals in need. It can be a great feeling to become the reason behind someone’s happiness.
7. Have an Amazing Time
The most essential thing to remember is you should try to relax and enjoy the day of Eid. Don’t stress out about work or school. You should take some time off due to your religious holiday. You might run into some individuals who’ll try to ruin your day, but all you can do is just stay away from them.