Today is our first time celebrating EidulAdha in Toronto. Feeling excited!!!
How do muslims in Toronto celebrate the Eid??? Like this!
Actually , not all of them , I am sure they are the group who are at the qurban place or celebrate them with their families and fellow countrymen etc.
Well in the morning we had our Hari Raya meal , first.
Nothing much , just lontong, ayam sambal, dendeng , mee hoon, daging goreng , ayam goreng and choc cake with creme cheese Nutella topping ( pesal nama kaw panjang sangat kek??)..
Then we went on to Hari Raya prayers..
Wooo, there is so many muslims in Toronto, no wonder the Masjid of Toronto have the Eid prayers here, they will not be able to cater the amount of jemaah in their masjid.
Btw, this is the Masjid of Toronto which is nearby my husband office where he usually perform his friday prayers.
More pictures of Jemaah.
Thats the entrance , we can see that many people are still streaming in.
The male jemaah is in front, while the ladies and kids at the back.
After 2 rakaat prayers, the khutbah is given in arabic and english.
Thats the imam giving khutbah.
Then off to makan makan place,
They are many families who set up their table here, celebrating the eid together, while the children play at the festival under the same roof. ( this festival is held in a very big exhibition hall)Yes they actually had games, booth selling goodies, food, clothes, books and many more. ( some how I forgot to take the pictures ).
My kids also did not miss the chance to enjoy some of the bouncy castle game ...
Us ...Aeee itu je baju raya awak????hihihi, feeling not wanting to overdress , dunno what to expect, but some of the muslims who came here do wear their beautiful beady ethnic clothes. Maybe next year lah ye.
Overall, its humbling to see and get to know so many muslims here with different background and ethnicity, getting together to celebrate this beautiful day. We are happy to learn and experience the different way people celebrate Eid in this country. Thank you MAC for their hard work in planning this event. Looking forward to join more of MAC ( Muslim Association of Canada) activities and programs insyaAllah.
Happy Eid everyone !!!