Eid Already?

16 Nov

2 months and 10 days have seemed to pass by in a jiffy! I still haven’t done anything productive from the little sum of eidi that I gathered on ‘meethi eid’ and now it starts all over again.Personally I’m not a big fan of Eid-ul-Adha or  Bakra Eid for the very obvious reason that I’m not getting eidi. Period.

It’s generally the guys who’re having the fun.The charm of  owning fluffy animals, feeding and cloaking them, oh and the joy of taking them for a walk with all the kids in the neighbourhood in an attempt to distract ‘your fluffy little thing’ from realizing its the last time he’ll ever see the sun again!

Poor thing! Another story that revolves around is that on ‘chand raat’ which is the night before the day of the sacrifice, the goats and cows[etc] see a sword instead of the moon.And thats why they gloat.SERIOUSLY. Who said this? I mean it’s probably just cold out there or the poor guy misses his old place.  Sheeesh!

Also I feel that this Eid is and should be dedicated for the purpose of sacrifice and should not revolve around matching laces with the thread on your A-line shirt or getting every 2.5 sized bangles that you can find in Clifton! Just Saying.

Oh and I almost forgot to mention the people who will not let you stay in peace until you know exactly how much each bakra cost.  Indeed with rising inflation and our government’s inability to get a hold on things prices of everything have soared sky-high! You have sugar for Rs70/kg and a thin-one-legged goat for Rs1.25lakhs. Khappay?

Okay so before you think I’m a pessimist I’d just say that Eid is one occasion that unites all muslims and all Pakistanis. And its one day when we can celebrate, rejoice and spread the love rather than being afraid of ‘attacks’ which I’d rather not mention to sour our moods.



Posted by on November 16, 2010 in Life as a Karachite


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6 responses to “Eid Already?

  1. Ugly Shoelace

    November 19, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    How was Eid this year? 😛

    • Nida

      November 19, 2010 at 8:12 pm

      Well…the usual I would say..lots of flesh around the city!
      How was yours ? 😀

      • Ugly Shoelace

        November 20, 2010 at 10:30 pm

        I got a week off which was great 😀

  2. Awakening Tempest

    November 20, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I thought Eid was a religious Islamic event – you make it out to be a National Pakistan day – or have I got it wrong?

    • Nida

      November 20, 2010 at 10:41 pm

      Precisely. Its a religious day yet it seems t be misinterpreted and taken in all sorts of directions except for fulfilling the cause. Along with the fact that it unites all the muslims together its one day where we forget which political party we support and belong to. I hope I’ve cleared things out.

  3. Nida

    November 20, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Oh and I got a week of too! We’re soo lazy its not even funny 😀


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