Wednesday, September 23, 2009

First Eid

This past Sunday we celebrated the Eid al Fitr. Muslims have two main holidays, the Eid al Fitr and the Eid al Adha. The Eid al Fitr follows the holy month of Ramadan, and the Eid al Aldha follows the haj, or t he pilgramage to Mecca. On these holidays, the entire community gets together in the morning for a prayer which is followed by lots of feasting, gathering, and gift giving. It's an especially fun day for children, not unlike Christmas for my Christian brothers and sisters.

This was Yusef's first Eid! He didn't seem to have an opinion of it one way or another, and spent a great deal of the day sleeping. Oh, well someday, he'll look forward to it with glee and excitement like my other kids.

Yusef on Eid morning, getting ready to leave for the prayer

Yusef and Mama

Family picture

Eid Mubarek everyone!


sara p said...

what a great family picture:) i'm looking forward to following your blog:) you have beautiful children:)

Kristin said...

What a beautiful family you have. We're doing our first Buddy Walk too, on Saturday!!

My name is Sarah said...

awesome pictures:) Thank you for sharing.

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

Adorable! Yusef looked like he was nice and calm for you :)
I really like your abaya and the way you layered the 2 scarves.

umm luqman said...

Assalamu Alaikum ukhti, Masha'allah beautiful family. Yusef just looks so handsome masha'allah!

Irish muslimah :P xxx said...

aww masha Allah, hope you had lots of fun fun fun,
eid mubarak (^_^) xx