US ambassador in Cairo Jonathan bakes Kahk
CAIRO – 14 May 2021: US ambassador in Cairo Jonathan Cohen shared the Egyptian their celebration of Eid al Fitr feat via baking Kahk [Eid Cookies], wishing them a blessed Eid.
In a video posted on the US embassy’s Facebook page, the ambassador was wearing an apron has the phrase "I love Egypt," expressing his happiness for baking Kahk.
Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims after fasting in the month of Ramadan as a matter of thanks and gratitude to God. Usually, Eid al-Fitr is a three-day holiday.
The word Eid is an Arabic word that means a festivity, a celebration, recurring happiness, and a feast. In Islam, there are two major Eids, namely Eid al-Fitr (Festival of Breaking the Fast) celebrating the end of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) which coincides with the Hajj and commemorates Prophet Abraham’s sacrifice of a sheep in place of his son Ishmael.