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I have been invited to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid,

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I have been invited to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid, the end of Ramadan, with a new friend.    As a Christian I know little about this celebration. Is this a gift giving occassion?   I want to be respectful and hospidible, Suggestions?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Entertainment
Expert:  Edward Johnson replied 6 years ago.

DearCustomer

 

Do you know if they are new muslim or old.

 

it might make a difference.

 

Traditionally gifts are not exchanged for this event. It is an event to celebrate a sacrifice, so it is a sacrificial celebration.

 

It is common to celebrate by:

 

Wearing your best cloths (not a tux).

Giving a card

Cooking a food dish and taking it to them: cake, lamb shank (no pork or beef).

 

My recommendation is to ask your friend what is expected. That is perfectly ok.

 

A gift as you and I know it is not appropriate.