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Since this ‘Eid is a 3 day festival I decided to put all 3 days into this one post!
DAY 1, FRIDAY 26TH OCTOBER: FAMILY
Woke up super early and began setting up for the day. That meant making sure everything was clean and preparing the dishes for breakfast. Now, it’s a strange rule, or tradition rather, that on the morn of any ‘Eid, you dish out the most unhealthiest of dishes around. Of course it’s a practice of our prophet to eat something sweet on the morn of ‘Eid, but every year, I’m sure we take it a step too far.
So we had to give something back:
We gave our semolina dessert and a selected of samosas with different fillings.
Later on a lovely guest of ours baked a Victoria Sponge cake. We didn’t share it with the guests, because we wanted it all for ourselves!
And then someone brought over a tin of Roses and as soon as the lid was opened, 7 other people and I shoved our hands into the tin and tried to grab our favourite flavours. By the end of it, the tin looked like this:
The day went by very quickly; the house was filled to burst and we had to cook again for the evening as there was no leftover from lunch and we still had late guests. We were all on our feet the whole day, but it was lovely seeing everyone after a long time. ‘Eid becomes a time of family reunion and it never ceases to amaze me how many relatives I seem to have
DAY 2, SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER: COMIC CON EXPO/ANIME EXPO
Who came along? My older sister, her 5 year old son and a cousin’s wife. Before we entered the main building we met:
I spent most of my childhood playing and watching Sonic The Hedgehog.
We decided to get there for 1:30 and didn’t expect…
I kid you not! We were at the back of this never-ending like queue and I had sinking feeling in my stomach. Like always, the cue moved quickly, as in we didn’t stand in one place any longer than 30 seconds and it fools people into thinking Yeah, this cue will last no longer than 45 mins. Max! We were in the cue for 1 hr 30mins.
But along the way we made some friends:
And after we finally made got our wristbands, and before we entered the center we met more people:
Then we finally entered. So at 3:30pm we were starving and the first agenda on our list was to get food.
DAY 3, SUNDAY 28TH OCTOBER: PARTY
The next day we attended my nieces 2nd birthday party. It was a small gathering and it was still ‘Eid so there was sooo much food and laughter. But since it wasn’t at home, I could kick back and not worry about dirty dishes 😀
Here is the birthday girl herself:
It was overall a very memorable ‘Eid al Adha and the next ‘Eid will be after Ramadan (‘Eid al Fitr). Till next year folks! *Goofy style laugh*