As much as Muslims are diverse not only in the way they practice sometimes but also culturally, are there different Eid customs as well? In my native Bosnia customarily the Eid starts with early rising: everyone wears the best clothes, men go to pray Eid prayer, women prepare home for receiving guests. Typically, the first people visited for Eid are elderly: grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, brothers and sisters. Younger person kisses the hand of the adults, and wishes them Eid Mubarak Olsun. Treats given to children are common, but more common is money (speaking of commercializing the holiday!). For some reason, when I was growing up people would give children money depending of their financial abilities. So, the money gift could be anywhere from what is equivalent to $1 or more. In some ways this helps the poor because the children might take the money back to their parents. At the same time, this put the poor in a difficult position because they may not have enough money to give to children who knock on their doors. Neighbors were not exempt. Children would go from house to house, greet people, wish them happy Eid and would often collect treats and money. The newest tradition started after the war is gift packet giving by Eid Grandpa. Perhaps this is an effort to steer away from Christian religious tradition of Santa Clause, with the understanding that there is nothing magical about Eid Grandpa. I think this is a great new tradition. Kids get gift packages with sweets and toys at schools, weekend madrases, mosques, etc. What is the Eid celebration tradition from your home country?