A big Eid trip down memory lane


HIGH-PROFILE PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT WALKS OF LIFE RECOLLECT PAST MOMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FESTIVAL by ASJAD NAZIR Eid is a memorable and special time for Muslims around the world and families celebrate the end of the holy month of fasting with loved ones. The memories associated with Eid remain with a person for their lifetime. So to celebrate the occasion, Eastern Eye spoke to some high-profile people to share their memories of Eid. Soraya Sikander (Artist): Since I can remember, Eid has been a special, memorable occasion that brings family members together. I particularly enjoy the light and colours of Eid, the exquisite cuisines, new Eid dresses and cheeky teenagers asking for Eidi (money/gift). A particularly memorable Eid for me was last year when I visited the SOS Children’s Village in Lahore and gave the kids Eid gifts and art materials. I was told I made their Eid extra special, but it was the other way around as they made mine special. Mumzy Stranger (Singer & songwriter): The most memorable Eid memory for me was going to prayer with my father and siblings to the East London Mosque when I was young                                                                                                 Gauahar Khan (Actress & TV personality): I love celebrating Eid. It’s the high point after a month of resilience. I remember, as a kid we used to live in Pune (a city in Maharashtra), but my mom would take me to Mumbai for Eid shopping. Matching bangles were a must. Also, a new purse/wallet to collect all the Eidi. Even if…

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