Eid is the day when one simply has no room for that frown. As the good old ones say, it is just the right time for you to turn your frown upside down.
Although we have been celebrating Eid according to our own tradition for decades, there are a few things that perhaps every tradition could try out. Or maybe even revive a few of our lost traditions? After all, this day is a day of joy, and a celebration of togetherness, so why not? We decided to do something different, so we tapped the essence of various traditions followed around the world, and channelized it for our community to have a gist of varying experiences.
The Orchestra Movement.
Undoubtedly, if there is one thing that kids love to do, then it has to be singing. It just comes off naturally! Discard the music, and the modern lyrics, gather your family, be a kid with the kids, get a Daf if you prefer, and just sing your hearts out by taking turns, or create a mini customized version of an Eid singing game.
P.S. keep it family-friendly.
Let’s face it, the busy bees we are, we hardly get time to meet up with our extended relatives and so on. Eid is a joyous occasion that needs to be remembered, then why not imprint this memory forever? Gather all your family members, get a good camera, and snap a beautiful family photograph. To print or not, let it be there as an attestation of beauty.
Eid isn’t like any other occasion to follow a monotonous routine. Be it the face or walls, let’s brighten up a little. Whether your family is really into lightings or colors, the choice is yours. Get the kids involved and let the creativity play in. No need of the perfectionist fanaticism here, mere happy work is enough to enlighten the abode.
Maybe this isn’t as trendy as it had been, but really, henna-adorned hands of women are the best thing to witness. Why not bring this back and decorate our hands just the way we love? From India to Arabia, henna seems to connect boundaries. If you can’t do it on your own, get a professional henna artist. Or if you are known to be a fine henna artist, then it is time to buckle up and get those extra bucks that women would shower you with for your art!
Foodie Peace Treaties
The delicacies of Arabia are endless, talk about the desserts, and one would attest that nothing could be better than the traditional food that we had been cooking for decades. But once we go beyond the borders, that’s when we know that some of the finest delicacies could lie on the other side too. For a starter, how many baklawa lovers have had sheer kurma of India or Melwi of Morocco? (Hope that provokes you enough!)