Tag Archives: Eid

Lahore, you are going to be missed

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I have created some amazing memories living in Lahore for almost three years which I would cherish for the rest of my life. It’s a small, beautiful city with greenery on both sides of the road  all the way from DHA to Canal view. I loved the experience of living as an independent person and going out for cold coffee to beat the extreme heat of summers in rickshaw. The food in Lahore is amazing especially the chicken kebabs and meetha paan which I ate at  food street and stuff chicken of gourmet. It’s a city with rich history and I enjoyed visiting Badshahi mosque, minar -e-pakistan, fort and various other historical monuments which made me re-live the moghul history. Often on my way back from internship, I used to see buffalos and kids showering in the canal. As a person who loves traditional things, I will miss wandering in shops to find the right bangles,paranda, kola puri sandels and the embroided clothes especially near eid season. Being surrounded by people who all speak my own language made me feel comfortable although at a subconscious level.

I am really gonna miss this city when I leave it after an year but I am glad I got to live here. 😀

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Mehndi—-

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After one complete month of fasting we have a great day to celebrate that is Eid-ul-Fitr which is also called the methi(sweet) eid. Its a three days occasion filled with fun and joy.

People make new dresses and cook their favourite sweet dish at home.Even the ladies go to parlour to get their facial,eyebrows and hair cut done.If you really want to see the craze please make a visit to Karachi on Chaand Raat(the night before eid)

You wont believe that all the Karachities are out of their home (despite the high crime rate) enjoying the happy moments with their family.

For me the best thing about eid is Mehndi.I love henna and I don’t remember any Eid on which my hands were not filled with beautiful red patterns and design.I was so lunatic that till grade 7 I used to go to Parlour to get Mehndi/Henna on my hands till elbow giving the beautician 500 rupees for one side of the hand.

Last year I took classes and learned myself how to apply the designs on others hand.So this will be the first eid of my life when I will put mehndi my self instead of wasting my parents money and compelling them to take me to the beauty parlour.

The bright red patterns look amazing on lady’s hand and I believe that everyone should apply henna on their hands atleast once.It looks great!

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