Celebrating Eid al Adha without breaking the bank

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a woman and man standing with a cow for eid al adha

Eid al-Adha as we’re sure you all know is one of the most significant Islamic holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It is a time for families to come together, share meals, exchange gifts, and help those in need. However, the expenses associated with the holiday can sometimes strain the budget. Today, we’ll go over how to celebrate Eid in a meaningful way but also stay within a budget.

1. Plan ahead

Start planning for Eid al-Adha well in advance to avoid last-minute expenses.

Create a budget outlining how much you can afford to spend on various aspects of the holiday, including food, gifts, and charity.

2. Simplify celebrations

Focus on the essence of Eid al-Adha by emphasizing quality time with family and spiritual reflection.

Consider hosting a potluck-style gathering where each family contributes a dish, reducing the burden on one household.

3. DIY Decorations and gifts

Get creative and make your own Eid decorations using materials readily available at home or at a low cost.

Instead of purchasing expensive gifts, consider DIY gifts such as homemade sweets, crafts, or handwritten cards which have more sentimental value.

4. Share the sacrifice

Instead of purchasing an animal for sacrifice individually, consider pooling resources with family members, neighbors, or community members to share the cost.

Or, explore options for donating to charitable organizations that facilitate Qurbani (sacrifice) on behalf of donors, allowing you to contribute without bearing the full cost.

5. Focus on charity

Eid al-Adha is a time for generosity and compassion towards those less fortunate.

Allocate a portion of your Eid budget to charitable donations, whether it’s providing food packages for families in need, sponsoring an orphan, or supporting community initiatives.

6. Embrace simple traditions

Engage in acts of kindness and charity throughout the Eid period, such as visiting relatives, checking in on neighbors, or volunteering in your community.


Celebrating Eid al-Adha on a budget doesn’t mean compromising on the significance or joy of the occasion. By doing all if not most of the tips we’ve suggested, you can ensure a meaningful and fulfilling Eid experience for your family and community without breaking the bank.

Remember, it’s the spirit of generosity, gratitude, and togetherness that truly defines the essence of Eid al-Adha.

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