Eid is very special to me, but I feel that the Eids of my childhood were the best! We used to go door-to-door, wishing people, collecting eidi, it was a lot of fun! I used to be the first one to wake up, and used to get dressed in my new clothes. Every Eid I would ask my mother to get me a money pouch wherein I would keep my money, and I used to be so happy that I can now buy chocolate on my own.
My best Eid happens to be when I was in 8th standard! As kids, we were not allowed to go out, so I and my friend decided to sneak out after getting our eidi. I am a massive Shah Rukh fan, so we got our eidi we took a rickshaw to Bandra and stood outside Mannat dressed in our festive finery. Though we did not get to see him that day, back in the day he used to keep autographed postcards of himself with the watchman, seeing our enthusiasm, and as we were kids he gave us two of those beautiful autographed postcards of SRK that I still have! With the remaining money, we went to Costa and shared a coffee.
So, I don’t work during the holy month of Ramazan, and this year like every year I visited Umrah for 18 days, and the remaining time was spent here. Eid is essentially a festival to spent with family and that is what we do. After the morning prayers, we will friends and family coming to visit. This year I am having a relatively small party wherein my friends are coming for Biryani and Sheer Korma.