Eidiya for distribution in Oman

Following morning prayers on the first day of Eid the tradition for Eidiya in Oman is that children wander around to collect their gift.

Oman Currency
Oman Currency

Eidiya is cash, typically 100 baisa from folks like me and bigger notes from family or the rich. However the appreciation of new notes make it worth going to a bit of trouble to obtain them, so I made a request for 100 notes. 

Girls at Eid Muscat
Girls at Eid Muscat

Children and adults alike have new clothes for Eid and , as with these 3 girls, its often the traditional costume.

 

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4