Eid-ul-Fitr, also known as Choti Eid for Small and first Eid of the year, is a treat to all Muslims after the month of Ramadan. It is also called Meethi Eid because of the sweets we ae served with like Mithayi, Sheer Khurma, Sawaiyyan, etc.
Celebrations of Eid in Pakistan are just great, and very fun if you actually take part in them. The celebrations here start long before Eid approaches us, as girls start their Eid dress shopping and enjoy it the most!
Thanks to Eid, there are sales on every possible brand you can think of, even if its 10% off. But it’s totally worth it! You can even buy yourself a sassy Eid dress from one of these sales. Women go crazy over these.
Helping the Poor:
Not even a single person stays back from helping the poor in the month of Ramadan. Similarly, 3-5 days before Eid, everyone starts to give charity for helping the poor take full part in the celebrations of Eid-ul-Fitr. They donate clothes, money, food, and everything to help them feel like they’re a part of Eid as much as the upper class is. And it’s absolutely wonderful to see how warm hearted Pakistanis are.
The Chaand Raat celebrations:
Eid of course, comes to us, but Chaand Raat celebrations are enjoyed to the peak! Mehendi and Chooriyan for girls are an integral part of it, and every family goes out to enjoy the Ronaq on the streets and bazaars.
The beginning of the day with Eid prayers:
Our Eid begins with Eid prayers, where everyone meets and greets each other with “Eid Mubarak!” greetings. It feels good to see everyone dressed up in their best attire, here to offer thanks to Allah, and then marching off to their homes to go meet the family.
The dressing up part:
The dressing up part if every girl’s favorite part of Eid, where they pick out their best outfit and new makeup palettes and glam themselves up to look their best!
Although not handed out in loads of amounts now like it was when we were children, Eidi is still a special part of Eid and will have a special corner of our heart forever.
And then there’s the mouth-watering food our Ammis prepare for us. There’s a table full of dishes like biryani, chicken roast, and it gets tough as it is for you to hold back from poking a finger in the dishes.
The family get-togethers:
And finally, the whole family arrives, then you can eat the food you’ve been dreaming of the whole day. And well, this is the bestest thing about Eid-ul-Fitr, all your family taking out time and gathering at one place to catch up and share a few laughs together.