Eid Mubarak to everyone! Yesterday was the last day of the muslims’ fasting month Ramadan and we are celebrating Eid today. Well, celebrations started even yesterday in words. I went to our local bazaar and people were giving their good wishes to one another saying “Eid Mubarak”. The bazaar was so crowded that you might think everything was so cheap. Prices were no way different from other days, but I guess people thought that they deserved good food after a month of fasting!
The bazaar has two sections; one for food and the other for clothing. I must accept that you can find the cheapest clothing of the city there, so people were buying lots of clothes from there. It’s a tradition here to wear brandnew clothes during Eid. It may not be so important for adults, but kids expect from their parents to buy something new to them. It’s such an exciting event for kids that some even sleep with their “bayramlık”, the name we use for the clothes bought for Eid.
Another tradition in Eid comes from kids again. They knock your door asking for candies in a polite way. They gently say “Eid Mubarak” and some might try to kiss your hands and you give them candies or chocolate in a candy bowl. I love to watch their eyes looking for their favorite candy in that bowl and I always tell them that they can take a few more! Kids are like joyful messengers of Eid. They don’t have to get permission from their parents to eat candy during Eid. They can eat as much as they want!
Desserts like baklava or kadayif are served to guests in Eid. These are either made by the host or by the local pastry shops. You can order pastry shops to prepare a tray of baklava a day before Eid if you find it difficult to make at home or if you don’t have time. It may not be good to eat all these sweet things in one day though, so you should watch what you eat to avoid any health problems. Otherwise, you might have to deal with several stomach problems.
I love the colorful look of candies more! They are so vibrant and attractive this way. Just perfect for holidays! A dark Turkish coffee is the best complement for these sweet treats.
Eid Mubarak to all muslims!