On Sunday we celebrated Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. Eid is comparable to most other holidays, in that it is celebrated by spending time with friends and family and sharing food together.
I went out for breakfast with my husband in the morning, to my favourite breakfast cafe (he had eggs benedict and I had french toast with grilled bananas, yoghurt and a whole lot of maple syrup). After that I spent the afternoon with friends, and then we headed off to dinner at a family friends' home. We got home after midnight - very happy, relaxed and full of food :)
It's an important tradition of Eid to wear your best clothes. Often people will purchase new outfits just for this occasions, but I decided this year to wear a dress that I already owned. I'd bought it at the start of the year and only worn it once for a friend's wedding. I figured it was time to bring it out of the wardrobe!
The scarf is from Cambodia (my sister-in-law brought it back for me). As a bracelet I wore a bracelet and necklace that my mum gave me a few years ago, and the shoes are from Kmart. Last week it was raining heaps and I was nervous that it was going to rain on Eid day - those shoes are clearly not suitable for rain! But it worked out well in the end :)
I hope you all had a good weekend, and Eid Mubarak! (Have a blessed Eid)