In Afghanistan, for instance, egg fights are the highlight of this festival. A typical family will buy around 200-300 eggs, boil them and paint them in seven colours: red, purple, green, yellow, pink, black and white. The men will then gather in the local park and try to crack each others eggs. This game is known as Tokhm-Jangi.
In Turkey, Eid is more commonly referred to as Seker Bayrami (Holiday of the Sweets) and children go door to door, wishing people a happy Bayram (holiday) and receiving candy and traditional sweets in return.
In Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, Eid is celebrated with great enthusiasm and they follow the custom of mudik or balik kampung, where people meet their family and relatives and ask for forgiveness. Pelitas (oil lamps) are used to illuminate homes. In Indonesia, they also prepare Kue Lapis Legit', also known as the thousand-layer cake. It is inspired by the Dutch cuisine and is made with flour, butter and a host of spices.
In India, the night before Eid is called the Chaand Raat, and is a day of celebration when families gather in open areas to spot the new moon, officially signaling the end of Ramadan.Image: Associated Press