Eid marks the end of Ramadan, the beginning of the new moon sight of Shawaal. It is a prominent festival from Islamic history, also indicated by Sunnah. Eid- al-Fitr comes as a blessing after 30 days of strict and constant fasting. Though Eid is still a few days away, people still prefer to do their shopping much before the celebration date. Prophet Muhammad is remembered to have worn his best cloak on Eid.
Choosing the right outfit is crucial, especially when it comes to an occasion like Eid. There is a wide array of ethnic wear, which you can choose from to deck and look graceful on the day.
Here, we are taking a quick look at the different outfits people wear in different parts of the world.
The Indonesian Style
The celebration of Eid in Indonesia is popular. Traditional wear differs across the country, but Indonesian women usually prefer to wear a kebaya on Eid. Kebaya is a full-sleeved tunic open from the front worn with a long skirt or batik sarong. This dress is typically made from sheer fabrics such as lace, silk, Muslin etc. It is further embellished with intricate embroidery and brocade.
Men are generally seen in a Baju Koko, a collarless long or short-sleeve shirt with traditional designs, and a waist-worn sarong with it.
Very Well Celebrated in Pakistan
Pakistani Muslim women like to wear heavy long choli a-line lehenga embroidered with floral patterns and Pakistani sharara suit to celebrate the festival. The young girls prefer to incorporating western touch to their outfit.
The artwork and fabric are generally inspired from the east. You will be amazed to explore the different range of styles and patterns. Women look mesmerizing wearing the outfit with a hijab of matching color.
Men are seen wearing astounding sherwanis. Stunning Pakistani sherwani comes in a variety of designs. The pants are tailored slim fit compared to the traditional sherwani.
And in India
Indians are known to celebrate all the festivals with great enthusiasm and love. The celebration of Eid is a good balance between prayer, sharing, and of course, dressing up! From flowing Anarkali to straight-cut suits paired with palazzos or cigarette pants makes an integral part of your wardrobe during Ramadan.
This Eid is going to be very hot and humid. So make sure your outfit is airy for the sake of comfort. We recommend you choose a salwar kameez to be comfortable without having to compromise on style.
The Indian women love to wear is the Gharara suit. Make hearts flutter in a beautiful Multicolor Pink Net Gharara Suit this Eid. It has a dhupioni silk kameez with santoon inner. We can't get our eyes off the digital print jacquard dupatta. The embroidery is done using thread and stonework embellishments.
Young girls with love for boho style try something unconventional, such as a net Grey Anarkali with Floral embroidery in zari and sequins, a perfect catch for this festive season. You may lose the dupatta as the outfit itself is enough to grab everyone's attention.
Women also wear a long scarf called a hijab with their outfit. It is draped around the neck or placed on the shoulder for a classic and elegant look. You can find them in matching and complimenting designs.
Men prefer to wear Kurta with churidar or sherwanis and traditional shoes with sharp toes pointing upwards.
Lovely Jubah Style in Malaysia
Eid al-Adha is known as Hari Raya Haji in Malaysia and is celebrated with enthusiasm. Jubah is popularly worn on Eid by women. It is a long dress with a veil till toes, a fusion of regular Middle Eastern Burkas. You will find it in various innovative cuttings and stunning designs. The simplicity of the dress is mesmerizing. You can get the dress customized by any tailoring shop.
Baju kurung moden is another Eid attire prefered by Malaysian women, a modern version of the traditional Baju Kurung, which offers more intricate detailing in the attire itself. It also has a variety of fabrications, and they come in different colors and styles.
Malaysian men love to wear baju melayu; It generally comes with a stiff collar shirt made with a blend of polyester and cotton. It is worn with a Kain Samping, a short skirt-type on top of the pants, which usually comes in the material of Songket. The Slim Fit Baju Melayu is trending these days as it has a tighter cutting than the traditional to show off men's fitness.
Morocco Celebrates in Style too
People in Morocco wear Kaftan. It is a beautiful traditional Moroccan loose dress with sleeves that creates the "bat-wing" design. It has intricate embellishments, mainly on the sleeves and the chest area. It is worn with a waist belt, or it can be worn just as it is. Women prefer it as one of the Eid outfits during the celebration.
It ranges in different regions of middle eastern countries. Kaftans have made their way to the Southeast Asian countries also.
Men wear garb for Eid celebration; It is a long Moroccan dress slightly above the knee. They layer it with a modern-day jacket to spice it up. Men also cover their heads with a long length of material, called the traditional turban. It comes in various colorful patterns and designs.
Not to Miss Saudi Arabia And the Gulf Nations
In Gulf nations and Saudi Arabia, women wear a traditional hijab and a flowy dark abaya that can be sometimes adorned with different designs and embroidery.
Men wear the traditional white kandora AKA the thobe, and headwear, known as Kufiya, also called the Ghutrah, the Shemagh, or the Mashadah.