Thursday 23 August 2018

Eid-ul-Adha 2018/1439 - Day 1: A Quite Eid and Fireworks

Eid was a little different this year.  I was too preoccupied with gobby teenagers, work and preparing for the next school year for it to catch my attention early enough.  I didn’t mind this too much as we had a simple and relaxed Eid.  We used decorations I had made for a previous Eid.  We mostly wore our nice clothes that we already had.  I made one snack (dhai bhallay), one sweet for breakfast (sevaiyan or vermicelli in milk) and one dish for lunch (achari-style chicken and bell peppers) and didn’t offer to host anyone this year.  I didn’t do much in the way of gifts.  It was not that I was not bothered, I love Eid and I always try to create excitement and a happy vibe for my family.  It was more that I liked the idea of enjoying myself and having a relaxing Eid for once and was grateful for the opportunity to slow down.

Ours was one of the families that had Eid on different days, so a few of us celebrated one day and the rest a day later.  This used to upset me, but I am practical about it these days.  I make plans with the people who are celebrating the firsts day and save the best outfits for the second day as everyone usually gets together.

This Eid, we took our time getting ready and the boys came back from early Eid salah and promptly fell asleep on the sofa mid-morning, as did their dad and grandfather.  We had a lovely barbecue lunch at my favourite uncles and spent the afternoon lazing about at home followed by an evening at the Eidfest celebration that was happening locally, with rides for the kids and fireworks.

I wore a pretty outfit from a previous year, but spent most of the day in a sparkly velvet abaya and my fave red heels (accompanied by my signature dark red lipstick of course):

The girls wore pretty cotton dresses their nan bought them:

How was your Eid?  Did you celebrate quietly or go all out?


  1. Why does your family have Eid on two separate days?

  2. Oooh love this look so stunning!