Where I live in East London, my neighbourhood goes crazy and all of the Pakistani's come out. It's 1am here and the drummers and the sports cars making a racket have only just stopped.
My husband is from Pakistan and never fails to get into the spirit of things. He hung a massive flag outside our house, this is the view from the inside:
As it was Jummah, I put both of the babies in pretty floral dresses. They were soon exchanged for the dress below which my mum-in-law brought back Pakistan
During the last few years, hubby has been selling flags an toys during the Independence Day celebrations, this year was no different. Last year Little Lady made green and white loom bands to sell on her dads stall and sold lots. This year she upgraded to pretty, sparkly bead bracelets. She emptied her art case and lined with tissue paper to display her work. Her dad sold quite a few mash'Allah.
Both of the boys spent the evening helping their dad on the stall and enjoying the atmosphere.
I didn't get to post this until a few hours too late and it's the start of the following day, but never too late for dua's. I make dua that Pakistan prospers and that it's people are successful and happy. May Allah (SWT) bless Pakistan and it's people with peace, safety and honour. Ameen.