Nour talking about Eid ul Fitr
Hello. My name is Nour. I’m going to tell you about the festival of Eid ul Fitr.
Eid ul Fitr is the feast celebrating the end of Ramadan – the fasting month of Islam. Eid ul Fitr lasts for three days. The first day, we wake up and put on our new clothes and the whole family go to the mosque for Eid prayer.
If we are in Cairo or Tunis, we will go to my grandparents’ house. There we will meet the rest of the family. Mummy, daddy, my grandma and my uncle will give me eidiyeh. This is usually around five, ten or twenty pound notes.
All the children will go outside and play with fire crackers. In Egyptian, they’re called ‘bomba’. On TV, there is always an Eid song called ‘Al Eid gana’.
What do we eat? For Eid we bake a special cookie called kahk filled with walnuts and honey. We also buy new clothes and shoes. In Tunisia and Egypt, people also get married during the three days of Eid ul Fitr.
When we’re in England for Eid, we can’t see our family but we always phone them up. It’s different here than in Egypt or Tunisia, but we still fast during Ramadan. When I was little I used to do just one or two days, but now I fast for the whole month. It seems really difficult but when you do it, it feels as though you don’t have to worry about anything because you know you’re doing the right thing.
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