Hey guys, it’s Eid ul Fitr today. It’s an annual muslim holiday, marked by the end of Islamic month Ramadan. On this day, muslims celebrate it by giving and receiving Eidi (sum of money) to children. In various countries, chocolates are also given besides Eidi. Now I don’t exactly know the reason it is celebrated, but it’s really sacred and 1.5+ billion muslims throughout the world celebrate it.
It is like a reward after 30 days of fasting, performing prayers and doing good deeds. Eid-ul-Fitr brings with itself a number of joys, most of all, it’s the source of a new-found energy. For me personally, it’s a joyous holiday with family and friends. As soon as the Shawwal Chaand is sighted, the markets and roads, which are already crowded get overcrowded due to last-minute panic :P.
Since it is customary to wear new and modest clothes on Eid, everyone has to shop for theirs. Others order their shalwar kameez at tailor shops, which are abundantly full on orders and have to work day in and out to meet the demands. Even then, tailors have to decline customers every now and then.
So people who are yet to shop their Eid clothes get out on Chaand raat, which gets really crowded. Especially markets like Bohri Bazaar, Rex Centre, Saddar, jamma class, etc. in Karachi get crowded. It’s literally daytime through entire Chaand raat. 🙂
Eid ul Fitr Mubarak to you and your family! 🙂