Eid in South East Asia
Eid is celebrated with much fervor in countries like Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. The festival is alternatively known as Lebaran in Indonesia. Some star specialities that adorn the festive menu include a variety of meat curries, dumplings or ketupat, dodol (a type of sweet) and bamboo cooked rice known as Lemang.Eid in Egypt
The country celebrates Eid for four days in a row. Delectable fish preparations assume the center place in the feasting ritual. Some other traditional delicacies include Fata (a blend of rice, meat, onions and vinegar, cooked together) and Kahk (a type of traditional cookies).Eid in Iraq
People in Iraq give the utmost importance to dates in every festivity associated with Ramzan and Eid. A traditional dish called Klaicha is a must, which is prepared by all to bring the festivities to an end. Klaicha is type of cookie stuffed with nuts and dates, and scented with rose.
Did you know, people in Afghanistan hold egg fights to celebrate the festival? Tokhm-Jangi is observed among men where they gather in open spaces, throwing hard-boiled eggs at each other.
Eid in Burma
Eid in Turkey
'Seker Bayrami', that's what they call Eid in Turkey. The festival is celebrated as a day dedicated to traditional sweet delights. Kids visit neighbours, friends and family and are offered traditional desserts like Turkish Delight and Baklava and a token of love and blessing.
Eid festivities in Indonesia are similar to the ones observed in other South-Asian countries. People here take much joy in preparing a special dessert called 'Kue Lapis Legit', alternatively known as the thousand-layer cake. It is believed to have been inspired by the cuisine of the Dutch people and is made with a mouthwatering blend of butter, spices and flour.Eid in Saudi Arabia
People in Saudi Arabia are known to celebrate Eid in the most heartfelt manner ever - putting out rugs in front of their homes, sitting and sharing meals with neighbours and others.
Eid in Somalia
Eid in Somalia is known for sumptuous banquets. The locals also prepare traditional sweets such as Halvo - a simple dessert made of sugar, oil, cornstarch and spices.
Eid in India
Back home, the night on the eve of Eid is popularly known as 'Chaand Raat'. Women usually put decorative henna designs (mehendi) on their feet and hands, and gifts (Eidi) are shared in the form of money or sweets. Eid in India is never devoid of vermicelli pudding or seviyan, a wide variety of kebabs, Nihari, Haleem and many other mouthwatering preparations.