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The Evolution of Eid: Traditions Between Then and Now

June 15, 2018

Ramadan  has ended, and with it the festivities of Eid Al-Fitr ensue. Eid Al-Fitr translates into “The Feast of Breaking the Fast,” a three-day Muslim holiday that is rejoiced by adults and kids equally. Although Eid festivities differ depending on one country to another, Egyptian Eid sets itself apart with its distinctive food and desserts, as well as traditions that date back pharaonic times. However, as most good things, some traditions end for new traditions to settle in. Traditions evolve as modern times begin to adapt to the economical, social and political changes often leaving the elderly longing for the good old days, and the younger generation feeling as though they’ve missed out on a different, distant Egypt. This year, Eid is bound to be a memorable one as Egypt’s first World Cup match with Uruguay is set to be on Friday, the 15th of June. Egyptian Streets is reminiscing back the origins and the facets of ancient Eid traditions and their natural evolution with time. 1- The Eid Prayer and Speech Instead of waking up before Fajr to partake in Suhoor as Muslims were accustomed to doing 30 days…

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