Arsenal star Mesut Ozil sent an Eid message out to his followers on Twitter wishing everybody a happy celebration.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 5, 2016
We found Ozil’s hat quite interesting. Out take on it is that the M represents Meut, the double dot symbolises the Ö and the ball is both a football and the O on the Ö without the dots – now we could be completely wrong so take that interpretation with a pinch of salt.
Eid Mubarak or Blessed Eid is a traditional Muslim greeting reserved to celebrate the end of the month of Ramadan.
The three-day Eid festival celebrates the end of the month-long fasting during the month of Ramadan.
Eid festivals differ the world over and among Turks it is traditionally known as ‘bayram’ which translates to celebration.
Özil belongs to the Turkish community of Germany which form the largest non-German ethnic group in the country which numbers an estimated 3-4 million.
Şeker Bayramı (“Bayram of Sweets”) and Ramazan Bayramı (“Ramadan Bayram”) are the common names for the celebration in the Turkish world.
Traditionally people put on their best clothes, visit family as well as friends and pay their respects to their ancestors at cemeteries.
Also kids go knocking on doors in their neighbourhood and are often given sweets, candy or money.