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Share you thoughts, anec­dotes, views or sto­ries on each week’s sub­ject. Last week we asked: What are your plans for Eid Al Fitr? Here are your replies.

Friday - - Contents - This week’s ques­tion: What are your sum­mer hol­i­day plans? Will you travel over­seas or do a stay­ca­tion? Email your replies to fri­day@gulfnews.com, or com­ment on the ques­tion on facebook.com/Fri­dayMagazine. En­tries may be edited for length and/or clar­ity.

A page for read­ers to share their views, thoughts and sto­ries.

My plan for this Eid is to have a va­ca­tion in Prague, Italy, Aus­tria and Am­s­ter­dam, en­joy the scenic views and have a great time with my dear­est hus­band and my kids. An­other dream from my travel diaries com­ing true. Priya Pan­jwani

Eid is a fes­ti­val of to­geth­er­ness. I will meet friends and rel­a­tives. Eid is a time to come to­gether to cel­e­brate each other’s joys and bless­ings and also to lessen the bur­den of those who may be suf­fer­ing. I will try to use this day to spread hap­pi­ness and warmth all around. Zeya Azmi

I just want to re­lax at home and have a com­plete sleep un­til I wake up nat­u­rally with­out any­one wak­ing me force­fully – let it be 11am or 12pm, I don’t mind – and then have my favourite break­fast peace­fully with­out any rush and then fol­lowed by a long swim. Nithika S. Math

On Eid, which I await ea­gerly ev­ery year, I en­joy a buf­fet and the com­pany of fam­ily and friends. In the evenings I mostly go shop­ping or maybe en­joy a movie. Huda Ir­fan

I am go­ing to be cel­e­brat­ing in In­dia. Eid is never sim­ple – it is the time for huge cel­e­bra­tion. Mine al­ways starts with wear­ing new clothes and jew­ellery, and the night be­fore I ap­ply henna on my hands. At my home we start with cook­ing the sweet first, the tra­di­tional ‘se­viyan’, af­ter the prayer, then we have a light break­fast. By 10 the prepa­ra­tion for biryani be­gins – the chef for that is my fa­ther. Af­ter lunch rel­a­tives come to visit us, then we go out to visit other rel­a­tives and make a few beau­ti­ful mem­o­ries. The cel­e­bra­tion goes on for two more days. Sadiya Sana

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