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.
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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