Eid Al Fitr is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. It is celebrated by Muslims worldwide, and it symbolizes the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. The celebration starts with a prayer and a sermon, followed by festive meals. Traditionally, this joyous Islamic festival represents a chance to reconnect with family and friends amid our busy lives, by coming together to share food and exchange gifts.
Positive Energy of Ramadan
Ramadan strips you down and humbles you instead of the indulgent holidays you are used to. A month of practicing the exact opposite of what you are used to hurts your ego, especially in a country that prides itself on wealth, excess, and spectacle. There is something profound about Ramadan in which you come to appreciate life and connect with whatever God or universal power you choose to worship. Your life changes with time, but your devotion to the fast endures regardless.
In this blog, we will explore how separated families can celebrate Eid Al Fitr:
1) Clear Communication Between Both Parents
When a clear and consistent schedule is established by the separated or divorced family, however, tensions during the holidays can often be avoided. When planning Eid events, the best way to manage this kind of day is by knowing the plans that the other parent has made for each night. When you are going through a divorce, it is not always easy to communicate with your ex-spouse, but it is crucial that you do not use your children as go-betweens when trying to reach this kind of communication. There will be a great deal less stress if both parents are aware of how they both envision the holiday. By doing so, and co-parenting it will be easier to decide on a schedule that will prevent misunderstandings.
2) Be Respectful Of Family Traditions
It’s sometimes difficult to recognize the importance of traditions as a result of a divorce, but there is no doubt the kids will miss their absence. Educate your children about how to navigate the festival of EID (or any other holiday celebrations), keeping in mind that this might be the time when kids are most sensitive to disruptions.
3) Child Custodial Sharing During EID
During EID, you should divide your EID days equally. Depending on what your circumstances are, you may consider alternating the days your children spend with each parent over the course of time so they can see both sides of the family. Perhaps in odd years, the children spend the first half of the day with one parent and the second half of the day with the other parent and then switch in the following year.
4) Think Ahead
Building your plans, and addressing any potential conflicts with your ex-spouse at the earliest possible opportunity, is essential. Decide what time the children will be with which parent in advance to avoid disappointment on the day of. After you have confirmed the plans, discuss them with your children so they are prepared. Be creative and don’t be afraid to start a new tradition in your home.
Prepare For EID With Hussain Law
Divorce can be emotionally and financially draining and extremely unpredictable. Prepare for any circumstances after a divorce with the right lawyer who can provide you with family law solutions tailored to you.
At Hussain Law, we focus on helping our clients navigate the emotional and financial challenges of separation and divorce. Our office remains fully operational, and we have implemented various new procedures that allow us to continue to advise clients seamlessly during this time.
If you have a family law issue or want to prepare for divorce that you need assistance with, please contact Ayesha Hussain a divorce lawyer in Toronto at 647-428-3919.mr