Above: Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Somalia, 2013. Credit: United Nations via Flickr.
We’re sure we’re not alone in thinking that this past month has been an extremely difficult one, and no one could blame anyone for feeling a bit down. Despite this, Ramadan always gives us a chance to reflect, to think about the less fortunate, and to move closer to God.
Even though times have been tough, we’ve all been given pause to think about how blessed we are and to offer help to those who need it most. We’re sure the holy month has allowed you to become a better person; to yourself, to your community, and to your faith.
Now it’s time to celebrate. Eid al-Fitr is here, and we’re sure you’re already in the full swing of festivities. On that note, let’s take a look at a few things many of us experience on the day.
The Quest for Fresh
Eid always gives us a chance to wear the freshest clothes, rock the best hair and, to put it succinctly, look unreasonably fly. We’re sure everyone you know (and everyone you might not know) was looking their best at prayers this morning, meaning your Instagram will soon glow with ice white thobes and shimmering dresses.
Food. So Much Food
After a month of fasting, most of us will be exercising an ‘eat as much as possible and then eat some more’ policy. Of course, after a month of fasting your stomach resembles a walnut and is probably about the same size. You feel full after a few bites, but you keep eating because it would be rude not to.
Hop in the Whip, Bump the Tunes
Are we the only ones who believe an important part of Eid involves hopping in the rented whip, cranking up the volume, and rolling through the ends with the music blaring? Nah, didn’t think so.
We want to end this post by wishing you all Eid Mubarak. Don’t forget the values you cherished during Ramadan. Keep working to improve yourself and help others. Eat (quite) a lot. Hug your families. Remember God. We hope all of your prayers are answered.
One Last Thing…
This video has been making the rounds on Twitter this morning. Now this is one kid who’s celebrating Eid to the fullest:
Eid mubarak everyone pic.twitter.com/KNW36HWX8w
— إحسان (@I7sannFt) June 24, 2017