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What are you doing for Eid?

Travel, henna... biryani

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24 Jun 2017 | 10:06 am
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As the sands of Arabia rise and reverberate

With the serene chants of soul – I meditate!

As the joyous celebration of the crescent moon comes to the fore

The seeker in me leaps out to gather all the blessings to the core!

Time for me to pack my senses and go ‘ultimate spiritual’ at an Art of Living course this Eid, a beautiful culmination of a month-long spiritual journey. – Dr Bharti Gautam

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On Eid, which I await eagerly every year, I enjoy with a buffet and the company of family and friends. In the evenings I mostly go for shopping or maybe enjoy a movie. – Huda Irfan

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I just want to relax at home and have a complete sleep until I wake up naturally without anyone waking me forcefully – let it be 11 or 12, I don’t mind, and then have my favourite breakfast peacefully without any rush and then followed by a long swim. – Nithika S. Math

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Eid is a festival of togetherness. I will meet friends and relatives. Eid is a time to come together to celebrate each other’s joys and blessings and also to lessen the burden of those who may be suffering. I will try to use this day to spread happiness and warmth all around. – Zeya Azmi

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My plan for this Eid is to have a vacation in Prague, Italy, Austria and Amsterdam and to enjoy the scenic views and to have a great time with my dearest husband and my kids. Another dream of my travel diaries coming true. – Priya Panjwani

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9 Amazing things to do this long Eid weekend

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We are planning to stay home this Eid to avoid the unnecessary hike of prices on holidays. We will be catching up on leftover errands to do around the house and go on holiday the next month when the prices are back and so are the tourists. – Chaitra Sushil Deshpande

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I am going to be celebrating in India Eid is never simple, it is the time for huge celebration. Mine always starts with wearing new clothes and jewellery, the night before I apply henna in my hands. At my home we start with cooking the sweet first, the traditional ‘seviyan’, after the prayer, then we have a light breakfast. By 10 the preparation for biryani begins and the chef for that is my father. After lunch relatives come to visit us then we go out to visit our other relatives and make few beautiful memories. The celebration goes on for two more days. – Sadiya Sana

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