- Posted July 19, 2013 by
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Your favorite Eid traditions
Eid at Taj Mahal
“It’s a fascinating place, very different from what we would be used to in Western Europe. A visit to India is always an assault on the sense – all of them – and never boring,” he said.
Mr Meulman said he has no particular relationship with Eid, but that growing up in multi-cultural Holland in the 1980s there were always Moroccan and Turkish classmates who would bring treats for the entire class at Eid.
“I remember wondering what the painted hands were all about…now I know,” he said.
“I have also worked with Muslims from across the world over the years and have been invited to a number of Eid celebrations. I am not a Muslim myself, so there’s no spiritual connection for me, but Eid does always remind me of good food, sweets, sharing, being with family and generosity,” he added.
- stinabacker, CNN iReport producer