Sunday 9 June 2019

Eid-ul-Fitr 2019/1440: Day 2 - Pretty Dresses, Good Food and Family

The second day of Eid for us, was for my mum the first day, so as per family tradition she hosted lunch.  Her Eid lunch is pretty much the meaning and definition of Eid for us – our soul food and our comfort food, our tradition, but also the gorgeous cooking we can’t wait for each year.  It’s the day all of us siblings and our spouses and children all get to be together and just enjoy each other’s company.  

I love my nieces outfit – my mum-in-law bought these pretty Pakhtun style dresses for all of the little girls in the family.

My youngest spent the whole day showing us her twirls:

My other niece wore a red sharer my mum bought from Pakistan (similar to the pink ones my girls wore the day before).  Matching shoes and bag were her own styling 😊

The whole little gang mashallah:

Eid lunch was mum’s lamb pilau rice, chicken curry, kofta curry, lamb kebabs, tandoori chicken, green chutney, salad and raita.

Honestly the best food I get to eat all year.

Then it was time to hand out gifts.  I think the little girls got so many they didn’t know what to do with them or where to put them all. There was also a ton of plastic wrapped in more plastic and a lot of very small toys or toys with lots of small parts.   I think there might be a lesson in this for us to co-ordinate better next year and give them less!

We also got presents, these mugs with our initials were from Shutterbug Sister and I thought they were a great idea:

The kids spent the afternoon playing games and being sore losers.  The adults spent the afternoon having tea and grazing on the various sweets and desserts, with a stream of guests and relatives passing through.  Fun for the rest of us, exhausting for my poor mum who was hosting.

We left after dinner and were all ready for some down time, especially my in-laws who are not used to being up and about all day.  We got home to find an Oreo cake from a neighbour and also that guests were on their way.  I was a bit out of it by this point and wanted to sleep but ended up sitting with the family until about midnight.  I could bee annoyed but they brought a big box of mangoes which we are still enjoying, so alhamdulillah.

I hope your Eid was a blessed and happy one insh’Allah.


  1. Alhandulillah, I'm very happy to see you all get together for Eid.

  2. Eid Mubarak to you and your family.