Every year there is one special month called Ramzan [read previous post for details]. Throughout the month all Muslims around the world (have to) fast which is one of the pillars our religion, Islam.
Abstaining from food and drink from dawn to dusk is our way to achieve God’s blessings. The real message behind fasting is to develop enough restraint in ourselves to stay away from things that harm us and others. Not to mention that everybody throughout the country sits with their families, eat at the very same time. This is what Pakistan needs right now.
On a personal note, I was at home throughout the holy month. No school, no college, no tests or exams. Sleeping, eating and praying were on my to-do list. Sadly sleeping dominated all three. And blogging took a back seat ^__^
It seems that the month always starts on a slow note yet ends quickly. However towards its end it brings a lot of shopping sprees and finally with eid comes ‘eidi’ aka money for which all kids are dying for. Mehndi, bangles, late night shopping, lots of mithais and sheer korma are the highlights of Eid-ul-fitr. So enjoy these three days with friends and family.
Here are five things to do this eid:
1. Visit you relatives:
Yes you have to meet the aunties even though you can’t stand them.Go to those once in a year family affairs to remember the names and faces of those estranged family/ friends. Common, its eid.
2. Limit the Sleep:
You’ve caught up with enough sleep throughout Ramzan, so get your lazy self out of bed and make an effort to offer the eid namaz, catch up with relatives and don’t order food at home, go outside!
3. Give Eidi:
So give your younger siblings, nieces and nephews some eidi to share the love. Money is not the only way give out cupcakes,gifts or hobnob cookies [YUM].
4. Remember the unfortunate :
Whether it’s the flower girl on the street or your maid’s kids, share something personal with them.its their smile that will you inner happiness.
5.Make it count :
I’ve experienced this myself. Every eid is diiferent.with more and mor families moving out of pakistan you will not be sharing eid with the same faces everyday. So make sure to enjoy this eid to the fullest for you never know your job or your marital status may take you places.
So that’s it folks, Enjoy yourselves with food and fun!
Eid mubarak to you and your families!