Saturday, May 23rd, begins Eid al-Fitr in 2020. This festival marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan for Muslims around the world. This year’s celebration will be markedly different due to the coronavirus pandemic. Precautionary measures will be taken to suspend outdoor festivals and other celebratory events, along with the traditional Eid prayers.
Eid al-Fitr means “festival of breaking the fast.” Typically, predominantly Muslim countries celebrate this annual festival for three days. It normally begins with large numbers of people gathered in mosques or large halls to participate in communal prayers at dawn, followed by a short sermon. After Eid prayers, people congratulate one another before spending the day visiting relatives and neighbors and accepting sweets as they travel from home to home.
Sweets are not the only foods served on Eid al-Fitr, however. There are a variety of delicious meat dishes served as well. Click on any of the images below to discover recipes for some traditional dishes to be enjoyed either during Eid al-Fitr, or anytime of the year. Then get in touch with your Quaker Valley Foods’ sale representative to see how we can best serve you. Eid Mubarak!