Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims after fasting the month of Ramadan as a matter of thanks and gratitude to Allah. It takes place on the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the lunar calendar. Eid al-Fitr is a happy celebration when people dress new clothes, visit their lovers, and go out for fun. People dress traditional clothes Thobe and Ghutra. Before Eid’s day, people go to tailors to sew new Thobe and buy a new Ghutra. The thobe is a loose, long-sleeved, and ankle-length garment.
Thobe worn in summer is generally white and made of cotton. While in winter, it is generally darker in color and made of wool. The Ghutra is a square scarf, made of cotton or silk, which is worn folded across the head. It’s usually red and white or pure white in color. In the morning of the Eid’s day, people start visiting their relatives and friends. The host shows the most welcomed hospitality. He stands at the door to welcome his guests warmly and wish them a happy Eid.
Drinks and foods serve to guests after asking them about their health and family. Host usually serves Arabic coffee with some dates. Then, a cup of tea with biscuits served too. After that, the host and his guests start chatting about general things or how they will spend the Eid’s vacation. When the guests excuse to leave, the host offers to them to have a lunch after Alduhur prayer and wish them a happy Eid again. Most people plan to go out and have fun. Some of them go with their kids to the corniche.
The kids play with others while their parents are walking along the sea. Then, having a dinner in their favourite restaurant. While others go for picnic in the desert. Staring at the sky, doing BBQ, and spending an enjoyable long night. People in Saudi Arabia doing wonderful activities during Eid al-Fitr. They are good looking and their skins refreshed with new clothes. They communicate together and visit each other. They change the routine and have a great time outside home.