Eid USA 2024: 8 Delicious Sweets To Try
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It's Eid al-Fitr time! If you've been asked to go to a family get-together or a social event with friends, you'll probably be bringing a box of candy since what celebration would be complete without dessert? 

Everyone will get busy creating an infinite supply of delicious homemade sweets at home as well. The United States has a population of more than 200 different nationalities, and there is no end to the sweets that can be consumed when various communities gather to celebrate the holiday and exchange recipes. 

Stuffed dates, Arabic candies, dry fruits, and assortments of chocolates are particularly popular. Unwrapping a package of candy and sharing it with your loved ones is the purest source of happiness. 

Everyone always reserves some space for the sweet course. Here are some of the most popular desserts.

8 Different Delicious Sweets To Try

1. Ma'amoul

Ma'amoul is a butter cookie filled with semolina flour. The filling can be made with dried fruits such as dates or figs, nuts like walnuts or pistachios, and sometimes almonds. It is well-known and prominent in the Middle East. Try the dessert for a heartwarming and soulful treat.

2. Lapis 

This well-known Indonesian cake is distinguished by its ten to twenty delicate layers of rich, buttery, and moist cakes that are spice-flavoured and occasionally studded with prunes that have been flattened. Making each layer takes time, but it's well worth it! In Indonesia, it is sometimes referred to as Spekkoek or Spekuk.

3. Aseeda

A cooked lump of dough prepared with wheat flour and occasionally topped with butter or honey is called Asida, and it comes from the medieval region of al-Andalus. It is consumed in several Middle Eastern and North African nations and has a texture akin to gruel. During Eid, Libyans like serving and consuming aseeda.

4. Lokum

A family of sweets known as Turkish delights, or lokum, is made from a gel of sugar and starch. It is very unique and delightful. Traditional variations are sometimes flavoured with rosewater, mastic, bergamot orange, or lemon; premium varieties mostly comprise chopped dates, pistachios, hazelnuts, or walnuts bonded by the gel.

5. Knafe Nabulsi

Knafeh is a traditional Middle Eastern dessert made with shredded filo pastry, or fine semolina dough, soaked in a sugar-sweet syrup. Depending on the location, the dish is typically stacked with cheese or other components like clotted cream or almonds.

6. Sevia

In nations like Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India, sevia—pronounced "sev-ay-a"—is a customary warm, sweet vermicelli milk enjoyed at Eid. You can eat it plain or add chopped dates or pistachios are added for texture, and the meal consists of vermicelli noodles cooked in sweetened milk with cardamom and saffron spices.

7. Debyazah 

It is a customary dessert that is a must-have for Saudi Arabia's Eid breakfast. You can start preparing debyazah three days before Eid. Fresh nuts, such as pine nuts, pistachios, and almonds, are used in the dessert. Additionally, dried fruits, including raisins, figs, apricots, and dates, are added. You should try it!

8. Baklava

Made of layers of filo dough laced with butter and chopped pistachios mixed with other nuts, this crunchy treat is a favourite in the Arab world. Sunk in sugar syrup with a rose flavour, the pastries are served on tables throughout the Middle East and worldwide. It is definitely one of the most favourites! 

As Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha in various ways, one thing they always have in common is the provision of sweets to mark the occasion. Here are some of the various Eid sweets from around the globe that you should try!