Eid 7 Day Planner - Getting a Head Start on Eid Al-Fitr

Posted on July 13, 2014 | 1 comment


Getting a head start on Eid-al-Fitr


Often we find ourselves in a rush getting a host of last-minute things done for Eid. The to-do-list grows and grows, and before you know it, it’s Eid and you’ve forgotten to call your friend half way around the world in Malaysia! The florist is over-booked, the butcher has run out of lamb chops and everything’s in a mess. Let’s rewind and start again, and get this year off to a good start. 

With only 2 weeks to Eid, plan your tasks and get things done comfortably.


7 Days 'Til Eid Daily Planner

7 days to go:

  • Plan your meal menu for Eid day, so you can add items you need to the shopping list. 

  • Start a shopping list that you can use over the next few days: include food items, flowers, gifts and decorations.

6 days to go:

  • Make a list of all the people you need to call, email or tweet to wish them an Eid Mubarak!

  • Get the Eid clothing sorted for everyone in the family – patched, washed, ironed and packed away until needed.

5 days to go:

  • Plan any Eid games and activities that you wish to do with your guests on Eid day. Tip: An Eid memory collage, treasure hunts, coloring and drawing activities, etc.  

  • If you’ve purchased Eid greeting cards, craft personalized messages in them for all your loved ones and guests.

4 days to go:


  • Get all your Eid decorations out and ready to hang, tack and glue them onto walls, windows, tiles and doors.

  • Create your Eid playlist with festive tracks from Zain Bhika, Dawud Wharnsby and others!

  • If you work your zakat from Ramadan to Ramadan, remember to get this sorted before the month’s end.

3 days to go:

  • Get a head start on some of the baking. Use a cookie kit or cupcake kit if it makes sense. Tip: Make a large batch of a plain buttery cookie dough – divide into portions, add chocolate to one portion, nuts to another, spice to the third portion and so on. Quick, easy and hassle-free – leaving you with an assortment of Eid bakes to decorate. 

  • Remember that list of people to call for Eid? Call them today!

2 days to go:

  • Pack the party favors that you will be handing out to your guests. 

  • Gift wrap any gifts that you’ve purchased for Eid.

1 day to go:

  • Get as much of your food prep done as you can. Pre-cook, soak, wash, chop, slice – whatever it takes! Package some of the food you prepare in some fun and decorative Eid packaging.

  • Rest. It’s the last day of Ramadan, and time to soak up the month’s blessings before tomorrow.
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  • Abbas


    Eid al-Fitr 2013 is on 8TH August 2013. See the announcement about same on Makkah Calendar website.
    Below are the links.

    Eid al Fitr 2013
    Aïd el Fitr 2013 – French
    Eid al Fitr 2013 – عربي


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