Eid al-Fitr is a Muslim religious holiday celebrated worldwide because it marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr 2022 (in the United States) began in the evening of Sunday, May 1 and ended in the evening of Monday, May 2.
Check out some of our favorite authors celebrating Eid with their loved ones on Instagram and Twitter, as we wish a happy (belated) Eid to all!
Nadifa Mohamed (@thesailorsgirl) shared henna and other Eid preparation activities in New York with friends on her Instagram feed.
Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) strikes a pose accompanied by a short video and caption connecting to all those celebrating the holiday:
I hope you can celebrate with loved ones and that you are surrounded with love and joy.
If you’re alone this Eid.
If you’re queer and closeted or estranged from family.
If you’re struggling for any reason.
If someone you love has died or is sick.
If it’s a difficult Eid for you, my heart hears you. I wish you comfort and ease.
I send you all love and solidarity ❤️✊🏽💜
Safia Elhillo (@safiamafia) poses with her loves ones and wishes followers “eid mubarak from mine to urs.”
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (@abubakarwrites) takes a dapper selfie and wishes his IG timeline Eid Mubarak.
Celebrating with “prayers at the new Aberdeen mosque and then lots of cake” Leila Aboulela (@leilaaboulela) shared photos of not only this delicious looking treat, but also sweet images of her family celebrating Eid.
Eid Mubarak beloveds
This year my prayer is that our hearts remember their softness, that laughter finds its way back, that pain is able to exhale and that we are always able to notice when the flowers bloom.
(& mehndi applied at mehndi from a 3 year old half frozen cone)