Eid is the celebration that marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month in which Muslims fast during daylight hours and pray five times a day. At sunset on the evening of Eid al-Fitr, Muslims celebrate with a festive meal and an exchange of gifts. The Eid festivities last for days before ending on Moulid el-Nabi. The Prophet Muhammad’s birthday is traditionally celebrated on the 12th day of Rabi al-Awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar.
Five decorations to buy when celebrating Eid.
Based on Islamic traditions, here are five decorations that you can make or buy to celebrate Eid:
- Eid Balloons
The colorful decorations you see in most Eid pictures are handmade by children from balloons. Because it is a joyous celebration, families often prepare a day or two before Eid to fill the house with balloons. You can make as many as you want with plain colored ones or decorate them with glitter, ribbons, and other small items. You can also create a parade with balloons and stage your mini Mardi Gras.
- Eid Mubarak Banner
An Eid Mubarak Banner is an integral part of the Eid experience. These are usually hung on streets and display the phrase “Eid Mubarak,” Arabic for ‘blessed Eid.’ The phrase may also be accompanied by an image of a crescent moon, fish, or birds to symbolize abundance. You can make these banners yourself from colorful cardboard, paper plates, or other materials. A Eid Mubarak banner hung on the streets will often have a picture of a crescent moon, a celebratory phrase, and an image of birds.
- Eid Lights
Lighting up your house and yard is a beautiful way to welcome Eid. When buying lights, try using an array of colors. It is also lovely to have different-sized bulbs. When it comes to lamps, a simple white glow would be great too. The main thing to remember is to have as many color choices as possible. The more colors you have, the more eye candy you will have, and the more bright your room will become.
- Eid Backdrops
Many families will take a picture with their family and friends as a memento of their Eid celebration. That is when these fantastic backdrops come in handy. One great way to purchase a backdrop is by looking for sewing shops that custom-make curtains, belts, and other accessories. You can order a customized fabric to use as your backdrop for those memorable pictures that you will want to keep for years to come.
- Eid Bunting
Eid is only complete with a colorful bunting. The traditional Eid banners and patriotic bunting can be ready-made in-store or online. But if you feel creative, tutorials are available online to help you create your own Eid fabric banner. These can then be used to decorate the house or hang on the street as part of a festive parade. Bunting is also popular among sports teams, bands and clubs.
Eid is a joyful celebration that reminds Muslims of the teachings and lifestyle of their faith and provides us with a great reason to reconnect with our families, friends, and neighbors. All parts of this month become a holiday, and you can use Eid to create an incentive for you and your team to get together, spend quality time together, and laugh about the special memories you can make for years to come.