Colourful, because my complexion and my attire are both an array of vivid shades owing to overly enthusiastic Eid celebrators.
Delicious, because my step sister’s husband, who happens to be a chef, prepared a delectable local meal for Eid lunch.
Eid, in Kaashidu, began with people waking up before dawn and preparing short eats for a mass tea gathering laid out near the harbour, after the Eid prayer was done. Quite a spread.
And then began the fun. I surrendered to my cousins who grabbed fist fulls of colour powder and smeared it all over my face and clothes. Followed by a coloured water bottle being dumped on my head. It was all good fun. Been a while since I’ve had a happening Eid.
A few hours later, it was time for lunch. Vegetable fried rice, a fish curry and the best devilled chicken I’ve ever tasted in my life. Eid meals are my favourite meals. So festive.
A children’s evening is being celebrated right now, with games and events at the harbour. And there will be fireworks tonight after the Eid show, I heard. Exciting.
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By: Sama Nasheed