Euphoric Eid Blissed Me Out!


Hiya,

First, a belated Eid Mubarak to all the Muslims and I know I’ve gotten a bit late in writing this post but as it goes, there were a number of tasks that required urgent completion, plus a very special guest stayed over for a few days. So you can guess my hands were full. Now as I see, you do remember my promise of doing a post on Eid and here it is for all of you.


The Chaand Raat (Night before Eid day)

Before commencing further, let us evoke the memories of Chaand Raat and the way it was announced late at night. The concealed excitement was rather too much to handle, accompanied by frustration but anticipation of celebrating Eid on Wednesday 6July, 2016, along with Saudi Arabia and other Muslims around the world was exhilarating me. Finally good news came in and I applied henna on my hands after doing my skin care.



I’m not an expert at applying henna; neither do I go out on Chaand Raat, so the task had to be accomplished by myself. I followed a pattern that I found via Google search and you can judge my art from the picture. Mom got busy in preparing milk vermicelli (doodh sawaieaan). Chana chaat was to be made on Eid day, kebabs were pre-made and stored in the freezer, and veggie chicken pasta was decided for lunch. There were cakes and sweetmeat too but everyone craves for spicy food more.


A Big Blow

My tailor had promised to get my dress ready by Chaand Raat, so my brother headed out towards him at night. At first, the tailor forgot which clothes were supposed to be ours, since there were not just my dresses but my mom’s and aunt’s too. Well, my brother asked for the details of our dresses and eventually brought them home. The tailor had made a gross mistake, because he had stitched my shirt as if there was cloth shortage and instead of sewing a trouser, he had made a shalwar. Argh…

He had actually spoiled the look of my entire dress and I cried, screamed and shouted. Then my dear brother took it back to the tailor to get it altered but by then, it was too late. The shalwar could not be turned into a trouser and I not just loathe my dress but that tailor as well. I had provided him with a picture of the design I wanted to avoid any confusions and he had been still so careless. But then, work done in haste, usually ends up in a mess.


The Eid Day

Of course, one gets the time to sleep till late on Eid and I woke up quite late over a breakfasting of milk vermicelli and some kebabs. Then, I took a bath and got ready for a visit to my grandma’s house. I straightened my hair, used just a few items of makeup, since I didn’t want to cake my face in so much heat and humidity. The minimal makeup and my blue green dress of lawn with its colorful dupatta looked nice but in my eyes, it didn’t pull out the attraction I had been seeking. You can check my minimal look here on my instagram. 


Nonetheless, after receiving Eidi (money given on Eid as gift) from my relatives, I was over the moon. After that, we returned home, ate more, watched T.V. and surfed through the internet. The best and most lively program was ‘Jeeto Pakistan.’ I love the way Fahad Mustafa hosts that show and gives a ride to every winner of bike or car. Honestly, only that T.V. program showcased the true essence of Eid joys.

The Remaining 2 Days
The rest of the two days were spent in receiving guests and bearing the heat too. One feels really hot if dressed up and wearing makeup, so I only went for a little lip color, and kept my hair tied up with a catcher. Neither did I wear my spoiled blue dress again and chose the other two dresses that were new too. As for my work, I had officially taken 3 days leave and extended it till Sunday. Now, I’m back into it and working hard with the cricket match going on in front, to keep me company.

So, tell me how your Eid went?



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16 comments:

  1. Oh God! The tailor business is so bad, I hardly get any clothes stitched now nd get ready to wear.

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    1. Yes, I am deciding to buy a stitched dress for the next Eid because Tailors do create a mess sometimes and that's very agonizing particularly when the dress itself is pretty. Thank you for stopping by. :)

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  2. Great post dear!
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  3. Hi, Eid in your country and in Turkey are so different but so similar at the same time. Since my husband will have a busy summer at work, we decided to go on a vacation this Eid (bayram, as we call it). So it was sea, sand, pool and relaxation this year. But normally we would have visited the uncles and aunts, kissed their hands, eaten our desserts and then enjoyed Turkish coffee. No Eidi for us grown ups :) We also dress up nicely and the kids get new clothes too. We always end up meeting at one of the relative's house and stay there longer, it's so nice to meet up and talk and catch up. Aren't Eids exactly for that? Have a great day :)

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    1. It sounds so good and yes, there are some similarities. It was nice to see how your Eid went and I am so glad you visited my blog to share your story. Thank you so much and stay blessed. :)

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  4. Awww dear so sorry to know that your Eid dress was ruined by the tailor and this is the reason now I mostly buy stitched dresses. Anyways I am loving your gold flats. And you were looking beautiful MashaAllah in minimal makeup.

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    1. Yes, I also feel very mortified with my Eid Dress but next time, I plan to buy a stitched one. I also really like those Golden Flats. Thank you for the praise and stopping by. :)

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  5. I always look forward to your posts.

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  6. Lovely narration of Eid days! However, this tailor ought to be spanked and they usually snitch the cloth, whenever they get the chance to.I'm glad you got Eidi and enjoyed your Eid, plus you are looking beautiful in the pic on Instagram. BTW I hate dressing up on Eid, especially if it's summer. For me, Eid is a day to relax and enjoy in a casual and friendly atmosphere, though I must admit, Eid is much more enjoyed and celebrated by the younger generation, since they love getting everything new. I still remember the days, when on Chaand Raat, our mom ironed our clothes and looked after all the little details, from cooking to cleaning. Moms are the best buddies, if they care for their kids and not just for themselves!Thanks for this post!

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    1. You just don't know how much am I still angry with that tailor and I'll definitely be buying a stitched dress naxt time and yes, moms are the best and without moms, one can't properly celebrate Eid. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. :)

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  7. That nail color and your shoes.Just superb!

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    1. I like blue color too. Thank you for stopping by. :)

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