Eid 2020: All the delicious food eaten during Eid al-Fitr, from Cambaabur to Boeber

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    Eid 2020: All the delicious food eaten during Eid al-Fitr, from Cambaabur to Boeber

    This year, Muslims around the world are observing the festival of Eid al-Fitr from the evening of Saturday 23 May until the evening of Sunday 24 May.

    The religious holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month which involves fasting for 29 to 30 days during daylight hours.

    As such, Eid al-Fitr is an occasion to rejoice with loved ones and indulge in an array of delicious food.

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    Eid al-Fitr, known as the “festival of breaking the fast” is also dubbed “sweet Eid”.

    Meanwhile Eid al-Adha, the Muslim “festival of the sacrifice” which takes place in August, is known as the “salty Eid”.

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    Muhammad, 4, and Sanaa, 6, (left) arrive for the Eid celebrations in Small Heath Park, Birmingham

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    Muslims girls show their hands painted with henna to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr at a Mosque in Peshawar

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    Muslim worshippers gather to perform Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Martyrs Square of the capital Tripoli. Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan

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    Palestinian girls ride on human-powered swings at an amusement park

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    Syrians shop in the Bazurieh market in Damascus’ historic bazaar ahead of Eid al-Fitr

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    Children wave their hands as they pass in a mini transport car inside Sabra and Shatila Refugee Camp during Eid al-Fitr in Beirut

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    Muslims greet each other after offering the Eid al-Fitr prayers at a Mosque in Peshawar

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    Muslims greet each other after a morning prayer session to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Peshawar

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    Muslim worshippers perform Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Suleymaniye mosque in Istanbul

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    Girls wait for the start of Eid al-Fitr prayers in Bucharest

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    11/30 Afghanistan

    Muslims greet each other after a morning prayer session in Jalalabad

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    A boy attends Eid al-Fitr prayers in Bucharest

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    People cram onto a train as they travel back home to meet their families ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, in Dhaka

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    Muslim women take pictures with their mobile phone after attending Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Pumwani grounds in Nairobi

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    Young Muslim worshippers are seen ahead of a mass prayer to celebrate Eid al-Fitr at the Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa

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    Young Muslim devotees perform Eid al-Fitr prayers at the grand mosque in Pristina

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    A muslim girl decorated with Hina on her hands at the Pumwani grounds in Nairobi

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    Children play during the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in Kabul

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    19/30 Libya

    Men exchange Eid al-Fitr greetings at the port of Benghazi

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    Two women embrace each other to as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr, after prayers in the courtyard of the mosque of the King Abdulaziz Historical Center in Riyadh

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    Two young worshippers eat ice cream during Eid celebrations in Small Heath Park

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    Muslims attend a morning prayer session to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on the street outside the Central Mosque in Moscow

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    Men embrace each other to as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr, after prayers in the courtyard of the mosque of the King Abdulaziz Historical Center in Riyadh

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    Muslims offer prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr at the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul

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    Men greet each other after offering Eid al-Fitr prayer at the presidential palace in Kabul

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    Adults take pictures of children in their new clothes after Eid al-Fitr prayers

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    Muslims pray at Skenderbej square on the first day of the Muslim festival marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Tirana

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    Men hug each other after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers during the Eid al-Fitr at the presidential palace in Kabul

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    Muslims attend the morning prayers of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan in Skanderbeg square Tirana

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    People shop in the old city of Damascus

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    Muhammad, 4, and Sanaa, 6, (left) arrive for the Eid celebrations in Small Heath Park, Birmingham

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    Muslims girls show their hands painted with henna to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr at a Mosque in Peshawar

    AP

    3/30 Libya

    Muslim worshippers gather to perform Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Martyrs Square of the capital Tripoli. Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan

    AFP/Getty

    4/30 Lebanon

    Palestinian girls ride on human-powered swings at an amusement park

    EPA

    5/30 Syria

    Syrians shop in the Bazurieh market in Damascus’ historic bazaar ahead of Eid al-Fitr

    AFP/Getty Images

    6/30 Lebanon

    Children wave their hands as they pass in a mini transport car inside Sabra and Shatila Refugee Camp during Eid al-Fitr in Beirut

    EPA

    7/30 Pakistan

    Muslims greet each other after offering the Eid al-Fitr prayers at a Mosque in Peshawar

    AP

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    Muslims greet each other after a morning prayer session to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Peshawar

    EPA

    9/30 Turkey

    Muslim worshippers perform Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Suleymaniye mosque in Istanbul

    AFP/Getty

    10/30 Romania

    Girls wait for the start of Eid al-Fitr prayers in Bucharest

    AP

    11/30 Afghanistan

    Muslims greet each other after a morning prayer session in Jalalabad

    EPA

    12/30 Romania

    A boy attends Eid al-Fitr prayers in Bucharest

    AP

    13/30 Bangladesh

    People cram onto a train as they travel back home to meet their families ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, in Dhaka

    AFP/Getty

    14/30 Kenya

    Muslim women take pictures with their mobile phone after attending Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Pumwani grounds in Nairobi

    AFP/Getty

    15/30 Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Young Muslim worshippers are seen ahead of a mass prayer to celebrate Eid al-Fitr at the Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa

    AFP/Getty Images

    16/30 Kosovo

    Young Muslim devotees perform Eid al-Fitr prayers at the grand mosque in Pristina

    AFP/Getty

    17/30 Kenya

    A muslim girl decorated with Hina on her hands at the Pumwani grounds in Nairobi

    AFP/Getty

    18/30 Afghanistan

    Children play during the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in Kabul

    Reuters

    19/30 Libya

    Men exchange Eid al-Fitr greetings at the port of Benghazi

    AFP/Getty

    20/30 Saudi Arabia

    Two women embrace each other to as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr, after prayers in the courtyard of the mosque of the King Abdulaziz Historical Center in Riyadh

    EPA

    21/30 Britain

    Two young worshippers eat ice cream during Eid celebrations in Small Heath Park

    PA

    22/30 Russia

    Muslims attend a morning prayer session to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on the street outside the Central Mosque in Moscow

    EPA

    23/30 Saudi Arabia

    Men embrace each other to as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr, after prayers in the courtyard of the mosque of the King Abdulaziz Historical Center in Riyadh

    EPA

    24/30 Turkey

    Muslims offer prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr at the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul

    AP

    25/30 Afghanistan

    Men greet each other after offering Eid al-Fitr prayer at the presidential palace in Kabul

    EPA

    26/30 Saudi Arabia

    Adults take pictures of children in their new clothes after Eid al-Fitr prayers

    EPA

    27/30 Albania

    Muslims pray at Skenderbej square on the first day of the Muslim festival marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Tirana

    AFP/Getty

    28/30 Afghanistan

    Men hug each other after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers during the Eid al-Fitr at the presidential palace in Kabul

    AP

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    Muslims attend the morning prayers of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan in Skanderbeg square Tirana

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    People shop in the old city of Damascus

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    As the name “sweet Eid” suggests, a variety of sweet dishes are eaten in celebration of Eid al-Fitr.

    For their first daylight meal following a month of fasting, Muslims traditionally sit down with family and friends for an expansive breakfast on Eid al-Fitr.

    Different sweet dishes are eaten by Muslims during the meal depending on where they are in the world.

    Here are some of the dishes eaten in celebration of Eid al-Fitr:

    Boeber

    One of the dishes eaten during the celebratory feast is Boeber.

    Originating from South Africa, Boeber is a sweet, milk drink made by cooking vermicelli with dates.

    In addition to being consumed on Eid al-Fitr, the drink is also traditionally served on the 15th night of Ramadan, to mark the halfway point of the month-long feast.

    In Trinidad and Tobago, a similar drink called Sawine or Sewine is served during Eid al-Fitr.

    Ghraybeh

    Ghraybeh, a Middle Eastern shortbread cookie, may also appear on the feasting table.

    The cookies have an “amazing crunchy and buttery texture that melts in the mouth”, recipe developer Nahed Alfar writes on Instagram.

    “For many it is a simple yet essential dessert of the month of Ramadan and also a sweet way to celebrate Eid,” she adds.

    Sohan Asali

    Sohan Asali is an Iranian pastry or sweet made from honey, sugar, saffron and nuts such as almonds.

    The dish frequently appears during feasts to celebrate Persian New Year.

    Ma’amoul

    Ma’amoul is an Arab shortbread-like biscuit made with dates and nuts such as pistachios, walnuts and almonds.

    Ma-amoul pastries may be presented in a ball shape or as flattened cookies.

    They are traditionally served with Arabic coffee.

    Tajine

    Tajine, or tagine, is a Maghrebi dish which consists of a slow-cooked stew.

    Aromatic vegetables and sauces are added to meats such as beef and chicken for tasty, savoury treat.

    Cambaabur

    Cambaabur is a Somali bread traditionally eaten during Eid.

    On Eid al-Fitr, sugar is sprinkled on top, in addition to a topping of yoghurt.

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    Several people expressed their excitement over finishing the month-long feast of Ramadan.

    “Can’t wait to eat so much on Eid and then sleep the whole day,” one person tweeted.

    “Is it even Eid unless you eat your body weight in fried food,” another added.

    To read more about Eid al-Fitr, click here.

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