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7 Things I Do While Celebrating Eid In My Country

A glimpse of Bangladeshi Eid Celebration.

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In Bangladesh, Eid is the most awaited festival for the Muslims. We have two Eids in a year. I used to be way too excited to welcome Eid. For Eid, we start our preparation a lot before Eid comes. Here are the 7 things I do, and I believe most people do, in Eid celebration.

1. Meeting Relatives

We rarely get time visit relatives during working days. So, I used to visit my relatives utilizing Eid holidays with my parents and siblings. Sometimes we invite relatives to our place. And yes, its really fun to be together.

2. Exchanging Eid Cards

In our country it becomes a tradition to exchange Eid cards. Though I didn't this year, I really like this part. Specially school going children love this the most. Through exchanging Eid cards we share our love and affection for each other.

3. Buying Fashionable Cloths

We use to buy a lot of cloths during eid, specially fashionable. Usually tailors of cloths have a huge pressure for tailoring different types of fashionable cloths before Eid. Sometimes people do not get their ordered cloths because of such pressure. In the shopping malls, people rarely get chance to spend much time due to huge crowd.

4. Coloring With Henna

This is the loveliest part for the girls. When Eid comes, it is like a craze for the girls to put henna on hands. There are parlors that are open to design with henna for money. However, Bangladeshi girls are way more talented to wear henna by themselves. Now-a-days girls rely on YouTube videos to learn how to put henna on hands.

5. Wishing 'Eid Mubarak'

We start wishing for Eid from the night before Eid with the phrase Eid Mubarak. Its a long tradition and we love to exchange Eid wishes to the near and dear ones.

6. Waiting For 'Eidi' (Gift)

The most exciting part for the children is the Eidi. Eidi is the Eid gift from the elders. Usually it takes the form of the money that elders give to the younger on the Eid day. From my very childhood, I eagerly wait to get Eidi from every possible elder relatives and this is the fun part of Eid day and I always enjoy it.

7. Singing The Eid Special Song

We are very fond of singing the very special Eid song that we use to hear from the very beginning of our life. In every Eid we use to listen different versions of this song. The special song is 'O Mon Romjaner Oi Rojar Sheshe Elo Khushir Eid' that is 'Oh My Heart, Here's The Eid Of Happiness After Holy Ramadan'. This song seems like very close to our heart. Our Eid celebration does not seem to be fulfilled if we miss listening to this song.

Finally, I would say that I love being near to my family while celebrating Eid. It is so much fun that having it alone would surely make me cry. Eid brings happiness and smile to every family. It is a celebration for all in a Muslim majority country like Bangladesh.

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