Eidi (gift)

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Eidi or eidia is a gift that is usually given to by elder relatives and family friends as part of the celebration of the two Muslim holidays, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

Eidia is similar to a gift for a birthday. The most common type of eidia is a gift of money to younger relatives.[1][2][3]

It is typically given to:

  • Children by the other elders of the family
  • Wives by their husbands
  • Mothers and mothers-in-law by their sons
  • Friends by their friends
  • Sisters to all family members

See also[edit]


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