Eid al-Fitr, often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while Fiṭr means "to break fast"; and so the holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period.
More than 1 billion Muslims worldwide celebrate Ramadan, including more than 6 million in the United States. The largest Muslim population in the world are with Pakistan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Turkey, UK and off course Egypt. ##specially Egyptians
“Eid Mubarak” or blessed Eid is a most general greeting that one receives or gives. People consider it a must to visit families on foremost day of Eid; hence they have next two days in which they can enjoy by visiting places like parks, cinemas, beaches or theatres. Some people go on a tour or on a cruise on Nile River, but people consider Sharm El Sheikh as a favourite destination in Egypt to spend their holidays. Throughout Eid children wear new clothes provided to them. Also loved ones of women mainly mothers, sisters, daughters and wives give them special gifts.
It is usual for children that they also get Eid-ey-yah from adult relatives. It is a little sum of cash, they receive and they use it to spend throughout Eid on their activities they do. Children wear new clothes provided to them and go out of their homes and enjoy in amusement parks, public courtyards or gardens. All their activities during Eid solely depend on how much Eidyah they receive from their elders. There is a range of amusement parks starting from huge ones that are located on Cairo-Nile outskirts. Rides on Felucca Nile are a common trait of Eid celebration in villages, cities and towns of Egypt.
Family gatherings include eating and cooking of all types of food available in Egypt like Fata. However, Kahk is a food item that is connected with Eid above all others. They are cookies that are full of nuts and they cover them with sugar powder. Egyptians either buy them from a bakery or bake them at their home. Hence, in Ramadan’s last days it is a general scene in a bakery, where you can find a crowd of Kahk buyers. Television in Egypt too celebrates Eid with broadcasting movies in a continuous fashion along with programs that features live interviews of both everyday citizens and public figures from all parts of Egypt. ( Copied )
### my personal advice is not to go local park or downtown area coz it will be very crowded and as expat this view will make you feel a little worry and the best place is to go north cost or read sea area . Just try to be part of Egypt