Eid al-Fitr literally means “Festival of the Breaking of the Fast” and after a month of fasting from sunrise to sunset, Muslims can finally eat with no restrictions. As CNN states, “Food is an important part of Eid al-Fitr, as feasting takes the place of fasting.”
Metro UK presents a listicle of favored foods that Muslims all over the world like to break their fast with:
In Syria, Muslims eat a homemade pudding called ‘Mamounia’ which can be served hot or cold, and is decorated with ground cinnamon and sliced almonds.
In Egypt, people traditionally break their fast with a date and a glass of milk on the morning of Eid. Kahk is also enjoyed which is a a cookie filled with a special honey-based filling.
In Yemen, Bint Alsahan is a sweet cake made by folding thin layers of dough, and is topped with honey and nigella seeds.
In Afghanistan, Bolani is a flatbread often stuffed with spinach, pumpkin, potatoes or green lentils.
In Russia, families enjoy Manti, which are dumplings filled with seasoned lamb or ground beef stuffing.
In Sudan, people enjoy a plate of Aseeda which is made of wheat and is traditional eaten with a tomato-based sauce.