How to say Happy Eid al-Adha in 2021 – The Sun
MUSLIMS around the world are celebrating Eid al-Adhr, the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage.
All over the globe, millions of Muslims will be celebrating the four-day occasion with joyous prayer, feasting and partying.
How do you say Happy Eid?
Eid al-Fitr literally means "festival of breaking the fast" and marks an end to Ramadan.
You can use the same greetings for both Eid al-Adha as you do for Eid al-Fitr, which is the smaller festival that takes place at the end of Ramadan.
"Eid Mubarak", with an emphysis on the "bar", means blessed celebration and is the most common greeting.
Depending on where you are or where your friends live, you can also use these:
- Ciid wanaagsan – used in Somalia.
- Mutlu Bayramlar – commonly used in Turkey.
- Selamat Idul Fitri – used in Indonesia.
- Selamat Hari Raya – used in Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore.
- Barka da Sallah – used in some parts of Nigeria.
Greetings to use in cards and messages in English and Arabic
You can use the spoken greetings above in cards and text messages.
But if you feel like using a fuller greeting, these expressions in English and Arabic should do the trick.
- Blessed Eid to you and your family! – Eid Mubarak lakum wa-li-‘a’ilatakum!
- May God’s blessings be showered on you on this Eid al-Fitr – Litanzil ‘alaykum barakat Allah fi Eid al-Fitr hatha.
- May you celebrate this every year – Blessed Eid! – Kul ‘am wa-antum bi-khayr. Eid Mubarak!
- With all the love, blessings, and peace on this joyous day. Happy Eid al-Fitr – Ma‘ kull al-hubb, al-barakat, wa-l-salam fi hatha al-yawm al-majid. Eid Fitr sa‘id!
- I wish you a very happy Eid, and may all your good deeds be accepted by God – Atamanna lakum Eid sa‘id jiddan! Litakun kul a‘malakum al-khayyira maqbula ‘ind Allah
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