The holy month of Ramadan is slowly coming to an end, and Muslims from around the world are preparing for the Eid al-Fitr celebrations wherein feasts are enjoyed to break the fast. Afghans prepare for Eid by cleaning their homes, a practice which is called Khana Takani.
The celebrations begin with Eid prayers and wishing one another “Eid Mubarak, Roza wa Namaz Qabool” which means “Blessed Eid”. After prayers, families visit their relatives and friends, and family elders give money and gifts to children.
Kids also walk from home to home saying “Khala Eidet Mubarak,” where they receive cookies or Pala. Unique to Afghanistan are egg fights in which men gather in parks with hard-boiled eggs, each trying to crack the others’ eggs.
Eid means happiness, forgiveness and generosity.
May Allah bless you and your loved ones.
Enjoy a blessed Eid. Best wishes,
The Embassy team.