রবিবার, ৬ সেপ্টেম্বর, ২০০৯

Eid 2009

Dilara Zaman
I have been a part of many Eids in my 67-year life, but I am grieved to see how Eid has devolved over the decades into becoming a matter of showing off for people. It is now almost completely centered on shopping for expensive clothes by the dozen. There are people in our country who are starving – how can someone buy lehengas worth well over Tk 100,000 while knowing that? In my childhood, I used to be content with only one set of new clothes for Eid, but that age seems to be long past. The holy simplicity of Eid is gone.




 
 
 
Shormili Ahmed
Eid used to be so much different when I was a child – I had no responsibilities aside from being happy and enjoying the festive atmosphere. Later, after I got married, I discovered that now I had to make others happy as well. But that’s all right – seeing their happiness brings happiness to me as well.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Falguni Hamid
 
Eid used to be so much different when I was a child – I had no responsibilities aside from being happy and enjoying the festive atmosphere. Later, after I got married, I discovered that now I had to make others happy as well. But that’s all right – seeing their happiness brings happiness to me as well.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sharmin Shila
I was always very fond of Eid shopping, and I enjoy it very much even now. On Eid, I spend a lot of time with my family, and buy gifts for everyone. It makes me feel really happy when my gifts brighten up someone’s face.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tania Ahmed
During my childhood, I always used to get a lot of new clothes for every Eid from my five maternal uncles. My father, being a school headmaster, had a more limited budget, but even then he did his best to bring a smile to my face with a gift. At that time, parents used to be very conscious about studies, upbringing and values, but were not very aware of fashion, presentation etc. I always refrain from spending much on myself on Eid, but I always make sure that none of the wishes of my children go unfulfilled. What I enjoy even more than Eid is the time spent with my family and friends on the night before Eid.

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