The Eid season is upon us this year. The weather in Riyadh is perfect right now and has finally cooled down so that families can get out and have picnics and enjoy the cool weather that rarely reaches us. My husband has the hajj vacation for a week as do most white collared jobs, it’s really nice to spend the extra time with your loved ones and of course many people are going for hajj. The city has been decorated with beautiful lights that are shaped as bukhoor holders, dullahs, clocks and perfume. All of the things that have significant history in Saudi culture.
For those who do not know what Eid al Adha is I will try to shortly sum up our holiday to you. It is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Isma’il as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide him with a ram to sacrifice instead. The meat is divided into three parts. The family retains one third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors; and the other third is given to the poor and needy.
I have been cleaning my home all day preparing for the holiday and getting everything ready to cook. My sweet husband came home and surprised me with these luscious Saudi sweets from tmreya. I am a HUGE fan of their sweets. They have the most luxurious dates for your palate covered in varieties from cardamom, cocoanut and chocolate. This particular box that my husband presented me had several coatings on my favorite sukary dates and two dips, chocolate and caramel for dipping. These dates paired with the dullah full of Saudi qahwa that he brought me home truly made my day. I love when our men shower us with love, don’t you?
I hope that you and your family have a blessed Eid this holiday season.