As for the 90s kids who turn 30, Eid traditions seem to have become only memories
We've been talking about how Eid last year was so different from the usual and will remain the same this time around. We feel like Eid's been different for many moons now. While we 90s kids turn 30, Eid traditions seem to have become memories we share on our 7th conversation with a love interest: "How much salami would you get?", "Whose place would you have Eid dinner at?"
With Eid just around the corner, we are feeling quite nostalgic, and want to drag you into this cave with us. Here's a look back at all our favourite Eid traditions that we miss:
Shoe-shopping on chaadraat was a must in many households. Last-minute lists and mom's reminder to buy the right vermicelli and condensed milk - sigh.
Getting the best mehendi from Almas or watching mom/house help blend the most perfect mixture. "Add sugar and lemon water", "pack your hands with polythene" - oh, the patience we had!
Cousins coming over with their stash of tarabaati (firecrackers) to make figure 8s and names in the air. There would always be at least one person in the gang who was scared of someone/something catching on fire.
The most favourite of all: Eid breakfast. Freshly fried luchi/paratha, khichuri and house special beef curry. All showered and dressed up in outfit #1, waiting for everyone to come back from the prayers; smiles and excitement of the day and warmth glowing in everyone's hearts.
Fresh and crispy notes from the bank from uncles and dad. Chasing your cousin's feet on Eid day because he is 6 months older. Counting how much money you earned throughout the day, and then handing it over to mom for "safe-keeping" (ahem).