Kurdistan announces Sunday first day of Eid el-Fitr
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The Kurdistan Endowment announced that next Sunday will be the first day of the feast of Eid al-Fitr in the region.
"No one was able to sight the crescent in the Kurdistan region, so Saturday will be the last day of the fasting month of Ramadan and Sunday the first day of the Eid el-Fitr," the spokesperson of the endowment, Mariwan Naqshabandiya, said.
Housewives usually bake the Eid cookies at home.
Families wear their best clothes, exchange gifts, plan special meals with friends and relatives, sometimes decorate their homes inside and out, and organize carnivals for children.