Eid Mubarak!

Yesterday was Eid el Fitr, the last day of Ramadan, the month-long period of fasting for Muslims and, as with any period of religious fasting, it finished with prayers and a feast.

Eid is a day for wearing one’s best clothes, visiting friends and relatives, sharing food and, importantly, giving to charity to make sure everyone can celebrate the feast. Children receive gifts and, sometimes, money at this time and special dishes are prepared (my favourite is a sort of fruity, nutty rice pudding with vermicelli, instead of rice, called seviya kheer).

Seviya Kheer

Seviya Kheer

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