Eidi (gift)

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An Iranian Arab boy shortly after receiving Eidi on Eid al-Fitr, Bandar Abbas, Iran

Eidi (pronounced [ˈiːdi], Arabic: عيدية‎, romanizedEidiyah) is a gift that is usually given to children by elder relatives and family friends as part of the celebration of the two Muslim holidays: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. The most common type of eid is a gift of money to younger relatives and by giving eid.[1][2][3]

It is typically given to:

  • Children by the other elders of the family
  • Wives/Husbands by their husbands/wives
  • Mothers/Fathers and mothers-in-law by their sons
  • Friends by their friends
  • Sisters/Brothers by all family members.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Iqbal, A mjad (July 16, 2015). "Demand for new notes for Eidi rises". Dawn.
  2. ^ "Manners: Eidi etiquettes". Dawn. September 19, 2009.
  3. ^ Sharda, Shailvee (August 9, 2013). "Eidi: A tradition wrapped in emotions & nostalgia". The Times of India.