So It was Eid.
For all of you who don’t what “Eid” is, I’ll quickly fill you in: It’s a Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan (the month of fasting, and inner spirituality) Basically, we make all sorts of yummeries, wear nice clothes, meet and greet relatives
even though we don’t want to, smile at people you actually want to stab and the younger lot get their Eidi (money and gift) from their elders.
Occasionally some elders might try the “cheap ass trick” where they will try to appease you with a 100 rupee* (Or God Forbid, even less than that. Um yeah, hi. This isn’t 1995!) when your feet are touching their plush rug. Irony.
When I was a wee child, so precocious for my age, my uncle tried to hand me a 100 rupee note.
Me (Nausea setting in): Thank you so much, Uncle!
What my face was saying: Oh Hell No. You just made me do my “You-stole-an-unborn-(and obvs, not mine)-baby, I-will-cut-you” face.
So yes, please don’t let any child make their “I will throttle you in your bed” expression. Give them lots of
The girls also apply henna on their hands because it’s festive, holla! Henna is pretty, and you can make all sorts of gorgeous patterns over your hands and feet – and it’s totally temporary (Check for allergies though)
Below is a Mehndi cone, I often pretend that it’s the wand that I will use in Hogwarts, or maybe to poke someone’s cornea out. Fun stuff – seriously, there is a needle sticking out of this thing.
This year, my friends’ hands are a delight to see with their hot damn! color and motifs – while mine looks like I drew Illuminati symbols. YAY FOR ILLUMEEENATI, amiright?
*100 rupee is not like $100, okay? Our economy is in shambles. 100 rupee doesn’t even get you a Happy Meal!
- Photo Gallery: Celebrating Eid, the End of Ramadan (abcnews.go.com)
- Ramadan- The Month of blessings (thevoiceofateenager.wordpress.com)