View Full Version : Happy Eid!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 3rd, 2005, 02:09 PM
First off, I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Eid!!! I hope weherever you are, you are in good health and happy.
So, how do people normally celebrate Eid in Qatar, are there any Eid parties or places to go? Any spcial shows that are put on?
What is the typical day like for someone in Qatar who is celebrating Eid?
November 3rd, 2005, 04:09 PM
So you are from UAE then? :dunno:
November 3rd, 2005, 10:52 PM
This link will answer your question, Manbil.
November 6th, 2005, 09:58 PM
Hi meena, happy eid to you and thank you.
Usually in eid we wake up very early. We wear our new clothes and look our best and go to the masjeed for the eid prayer which is usually early in the morning. Then we return home, and only after we do our eid prayer, we may say eid mubarak to each other.
I greet my parents, brothers and sisters and we have a small light breakfast. We then prepare the bakhoor, arabian burned scent.
We usually take two cars and go to our grandparents house and dropped the ladies there. My grandfather, uncleas, dad and us then all go to three or four different majles real quickly to say eid mubarak to other members of our family and a majles where all the distant member of our family sit.
After that, and b4 lunch by about two hours, we head back to my grandparents house and open our majles. There family, friends, and co workers come and greet us in the majles. We drink coffee, tea and eat sweats.
Kids are given money by the eldry, so you'd see like two dozen of my cousins lined up in front of my dad all waiting to get a little bit of money.
At lunch, men sit in the majles with the grandfather and women in the living room inside the house with the grandmother. We each have different food which is usually the same. A whole sheep cooked and prepared over rice with a whole lot of spices. The whole sheep is served over the rice and not cut up. Its important to have the sheep head cooked and over the rice, even if no one eats it. This is to tell your guests that you have killed a WHOLE sheep and prepared a feast for them.
You eat, drink more tea, chit chat. By afternoon usualy its the clostest family members togther. You go home you rest and then in the evening you visit other family members at their home.
The city comes alive and there is fun and games at every park and mall in town for th ekids. Sometimes you get fireworks, concerts and theatre acts going on at the same time.
A lot of ppl even travel to bahrain, for example, on the second day of eid to visit their families there.
November 6th, 2005, 10:31 PM
let me correct few things, we don't go to masjid fo eid prayers, we go to Musala, an open space located outside town, that's reserved only for certain prayers, like praying for rain or for eid paryers.
moreover, we don't use bkhor except for rooms, cupboards and to absorb bad smell. bkhor is small crunchy round pieces of mixed sandlwood, scent & amber, should u wish. so, instead of bkhor, we use Oud for our cloths and head scarf (ghotrah).
glad of be any help, thank u.
November 13th, 2005, 05:53 PM
soory for being late...happy eid
November 13th, 2005, 05:56 PM
Hope you all had a good!
Qatar4ever, thanks for your response. :)
November 13th, 2005, 10:24 PM
Acctually he is probably right in qatar ppl dont pray in masjid, but ive spent most of my eids outside qatar and in bahrain or saudi we pray eid in a masjed.
As for the bokhar, no many ppl use bokhar. They put it under the thoub or inside the getrah and close it for two second to suck in the smell. Even after an invitition. We a host need to hint to his guests that its time to leave he brings out the bakhor and everyone passes it to the next person and they blow the scented smoke towards their face or getrah.
November 14th, 2005, 10:00 PM
Even after an invitition. We a host need to hint to his guests that its time to leave he brings out the bakhor and everyone passes it to the next person and they blow the scented smoke towards their face or getrah.
I've never known that :lol:
November 15th, 2005, 08:18 AM
Happy Eiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid for all Qatar Forums ^_^
November 15th, 2005, 07:56 PM
Poor Millenial! Always the last to leave the majlis coz he never got the hint...
November 20th, 2005, 09:58 PM
hehe.. but it is not seen as rude at all if someone does that. It would probably be more rude if a person just got up and decided to leave right after dinner.