The festival of rejoicing the true spirit of giving, Eid-Ul- Adha, is just around the corner. This great act of immense endurance, patience and true sacrifice is followed by the Muslims world over without fail. People from all walks of life re-enact and show Almighty their devotion and love by sacrificing an animal in the name of the Benevolent.
Eid-Ul-Adha is celebrated in Pakistan with the same passion and enthusiasm just like in any part of the globe. The male members of the family along with their children get busy in finding the best animal for the auspicious occasion while on the other hand the female counter parts get busy in preparing for celebrations that follow and most importantly in getting the best dress for the Eid day!
The big day starts off with special Eid prayers and then followed by the act of animal sacrifice. Once that has been done then starts the daunting task of distributing the meat among different members of the society and family members. After a tiring session of distribution people get ready for the celebrations that follow. The true happiness is in the act of giving and watching the under privileged among us benefit from this great act of sacrifice.
All members of the family put on their best outfits and then hosts or are guests to their loved ones. The succulent dishes and the plethora of happiness engulf everyone. Eid would be incomplete if BBQ is not mentioned. All the friends and family members join hands to create of the biggest meat mayhem conceivable. The outfits attired are completely traditional with heavy embellishments with bold and dark colors and cultural accessories and unique footwear.
Flairs by Naureen Fayyaz:
“Eid Ul Adha really teaches us the true value of sacrifice which is in it a great lesson for mankind. This is all about the meat feast, the scrumptious beef botis and delicious mutton chops and tender steaks.”
“Like every Eid, this Eid will be really busy as it is our responsibility to distribute the meat and to keep a check that nobody misses out and out and also the most deserving gets it. We as a family celebrate the Eid with family members on the first two days and then meeting friends on the third followed by a mega BBQ.”
Folkloric by Najma Shah:
“Our family takes great pride as this act of sacrifice has set standards that are of the highest value. This Eid for us mostly means putting in the extra effort to reach out to the people who really need us and should the focus of attention and love.”
“Eid is all about celebrating and enjoying the festivity and looking great at the same time. Eid Ul Adha combines feast and festivity in one single occasion. Delicious BBQ and to die for food is the essence and nothing compares if it is celebrated with friend and family.”
“Eid Ul Adha instills in us the true spirit of giving up our most important possession if the situation demands it and this also makes us stronger as pass the test of time thrown towards us. The enjoyable moments are a part of the greater lesson. Enjoying this Eid with loved ones obviously is the best feeling ever.”