- Posted August 11, 2013 by
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Your favorite Eid traditions
EID means happiness and fun! Eid Al Fitr marks the end of the long lasting fast of the holy month of Ramadan. EID is the best festivals Muslims celebrate with friends and family! There are of course joys and well wishes and glowing faces with happy smiles ever! EID is the quality time being spent with friends and relatives as well as marking the exchange of gifts and wishes! A moment or a day when there remains no difference between the rich and the poor, educated and illiterate, high and low. Homes being wonderfully pinned with attractive decorations and there is delight of the dishes and diet. This is the festival of mountains of sweets, desserts, colorful clothes and dresses, jewelries and shoes. The traditional and customary festival highlights the main joyous occasion of the Muslims. After breaking fast, Muslims are being rewarded with this special occasion of EID as blessing from Allah! We are given forgiveness and God forgives all our transgressions and accepts our devotion and gives us reasons and Almighty's divine blessings and graces. This is the most wonderful occasion that unites the strength, relationship and friendship! EID MUBARAK!!
“For one family a walk to view the stars and nature on EID’s night offers the quiet promise of ray of new light, hope and continuation like the Christmas Walk at night”
“Grandma, we are going out, aren’t we?” “Yes, of course”. Every time this happy feeling would touch my heart. We are to travel to the north and the west looking up at the heavenly sky. To find the stars was our only purpose.
The arrival on EID and Christmas Day always caused a whirlwind around the house, with bags full of presents and gifts of love. Our Christmas and EID dinner placed in the kitchen, grandchildren inspecting the delightful dishes aroma spread in the house! Christmas while reminiscing the decorations used to make every year great!
There’s good reason and it’s evergreen “I’ll Be At Home For the Eve of EID and Christmas” still reminds us of our days being spent in the native land or called the house of Grandma!
At home with the family, staring dreamily altogether was great fun! Eid and Christmas would make our hearts touched with agonizing fun! We used to wait dreamily for eide and used to challenge competition among cousins for exceeding our bonus or special pocket money. After touching the feet of the elders, we’d get attributed with blessings and eide. At Christmas: a family feast. Locking out the world around us, staring dreamily at the fire and the candles, taking turns playing our favourite carols- that’s the Christmas spirit! We also often talk, without waiting for turns and laugh each others stories.
We step back in time! We used to experience immeasurable galaxies in the distant. Nowadays global network made this tradition changed and although some of us but not many of us live with the spirit of visiting granny! However, this is a customary tradition and custom!