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Ramadan 2017 |OT| Let the real Hunger Games begin!

Kralamoonard

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Eid Mubarak everyone! Hope everyone has a blessed and enjoyable day with the family! 🌙

May Allah accept all our good deeds in the blessed month.
 

eizarus

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So my local community is doing an Eid in the Park event and we've received threats on the FB event page that someone is going to ram their van into us all...
 

MrCarter

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So my local community is doing an Eid in the Park event and we've received threats on the FB event page that someone is going to ram their van into us all...

I think it's just that. Threats. All talk and no action. Hopefully the police are there too to keep an eye on things.
 

Temascos

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Eid Mubarak to everyone! I know my colleagues at work who have been supportive and helpful to me will be celebrating in style!
 

shira

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Eid Mubarak

I'm curious, what happens now?
Is this a time for festivity and celebrations?
Do children get gifts/money and such?
 

Windtrick

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Eid Mubarak

I'm curious, what happens now?
Is this a time for festivity and celebrations?
Do children get gifts/money and such?

Yes to both! Family gather and visit to each other's households and friend's homes are customary as well.

Also sweets and coffee. Lots of sweets and coffee.
 

NEO0MJ

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Eid Mubarak

I'm curious, what happens now?
Is this a time for festivity and celebrations?
Do children get gifts/money and such?

Depends on where you live it might be a little different. Usually people put on new clothes, have a family gathering, give money or gifts to their young relatives, have fun together, and give charity/help the poor. Or at least, that's how it should go ideally.
 

Bold One

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Eid Mubarak

I'm curious, what happens now?
Is this a time for festivity and celebrations?
Do children get gifts/money and such?
It varies from place to place, think of like Christmas but without all the booze.
 

chandoog

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Eid Mubarak GAF !

That bein said TIME TO EAT TILL I PASS OUT !

Eid Mubarak

I'm curious, what happens now?
Is this a time for festivity and celebrations?
Do children get gifts/money and such?

Traditionally, eid morning starts off with special Eid prayers, after that it's upto people. In most cases families get together to spend the day together, all kids (and teenagers or anyone in general who isnt earning yet) gets eid gifts which mostly means money. Also traditionally people eat something sweet before leaving for eid prayers.
 

Sch1sm

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Eid Mubarak

I'm curious, what happens now?
Is this a time for festivity and celebrations?
Do children get gifts/money and such?

Prayers in the morning, first thing. Beyond that, at least in my family, we just get together. It’s not a big thing now that my immediate family, and my parents immediate family, are on the older side. We just stay in, play video games. Maybe go to a movie. Nothing crazy.

Kids get money and gifts, yeah. I used to leave with a lot of it. Every older family member would throw us smaller notes. Added up.
 

shira

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Yes to both! Family gather and visit to each other's households and friend's homes are customary as well.

Also sweets and coffee. Lots of sweets and coffee.

Depends on where you live it might be a little different. Usually people put on new clothes, have a family gathering, give money or gifts to their young relatives, have fun together, and give charity/help the poor. Or at least, that's how it should go ideally.

It varies from place to place, think of like Christmas but without all the booze.

Eid Mubarak GAF !

That bein said TIME TO EAT TILL I PASS OUT !



Traditionally, eid morning starts off with special Eid prayers, after that it's upto people. In most cases families get together to spend the day together, all kids (and teenagers or anyone in general who isnt earning yet) gets eid gifts which mostly means money. Also traditionally people eat something sweet before leaving for eid prayers.

Prayers in the morning, first thing. Beyond that, at least in my family, we just get together. It's not a big thing now that my immediate family, and my parents immediate family, are on the older side. We just stay in, play video games. Maybe go to a movie. Nothing crazy.

Kids get money and gifts, yeah. I used to leave with a lot of it. Every older family member would throw us smaller notes. Added up.

Thanks - sounds like good times.
 

Jumeira

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I think it's just that. Threats. All talk and no action. Hopefully the police are there too to keep an eye on things.
It's radicalisation, and it should not be ignored, FB should be flagging these accounts, we cannot allow terrorist threats to go without punishment. Awful.
 

score01

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So my local community is doing an Eid in the Park event and we've received threats on the FB event page that someone is going to ram their van into us all...

I would flag this to the police. I don't use FB myself but isn't all of this stuff trackable? They should be able to find who ever posted this stupid threat? After what happened in London there should be a zero tolerance for this type of stuff.
 
Eid Mubarak GAF! Hope everyone has a joyous and blessed day. Heading to festivities now!

 

Madouu

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Eid Mubarak everyone, today was the last day of fasting over here.

This ramadan was good, wish everyone the best!
 

Ashes

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My mum's a pretty good cook, it's not just me everyone says so... and she teaches people to cook. But even then, today's Eid food was Michelin star worthy...

So good that people are gonna remember it for years.

It really was.
 

victreeb3l

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Man it was great seeing so many friends and family today. Mom made some dope food as usual. Bliss. I cant believe its over already. Post Ramadan sadness has set in :(

Heres to next year!

Eid Mubarak GAF! Hope everyone has a joyous and blessed day. Heading to festivities now!

Henna game strong 💪🏽 🙌🏽
 
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Sure you can. My boyfriend did a design on his wrists last year. I see a bunch of men at henna parlors whenever I go as well.

I've done henna on my hands and arm before and I'm a man, I don't thinks it's a problem at all. It looks really rad!

Also Eid Mubarak to the people celebrating today!
 

Newtype-001

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I actually dont like biryani 😶
Like i can eat if i have to or its the only thing to eat but id rather not and at most dawats i wont lol
 

GetDigitized

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I actually dont like biryani 😶
Like i can eat if i have to or its the only thing to eat but id rather not and at most dawats i wont lol

I used to be the same, but that was because I ate crap biriyani and wedding biriyani. A family friend made some and it was good, my mum makes it every couple of months as well and its nice.
 

NEO0MJ

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I actually dont like biryani 😶
Like i can eat if i have to or its the only thing to eat but id rather not and at most dawats i wont lol

It's good when spicy, and when not filled with raisins and that fried onion. God do I hate them.
 

victreeb3l

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Fried onions are good but yeah no thanks to the raisins, cinnamon and other stuff thats in the biryani. I prefer mine as plain as possible.
 

victreeb3l

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It cant be biryani if it has raisins or tomatoes :|

I dont think I've had it with tomatoes but Bengalis def put raisins on the biryani. Gotta add sweets to EVERYTHING!

I've heard so much about Hyderabadi biryani that I cant imagine it ever living up to the hype

Biryani is love, biryani is life.

I went through a contrarian phase where I didnt like biryani. What a horrible period of my life that was.
 

Addnan

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I dont think I've had it with tomatoes but Bengalis def put raisins on the biryani. Gotta add sweets to EVERYTHING!

I've heard so much about Hyderabadi biryani that I cant imagine it ever living up to the hype

My mum has never put raisins in biryani, nor has she cooked anything sweet... Is sweet supposed to be a Bengali thing?
 

victreeb3l

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My mum has never put raisins in biryani, nor has she cooked anything sweet... Is sweet supposed to be a Bengali thing?

Yeah I noticed in just about every Bengali dawat, there were raisins in the biryani or the pulao. I also grew up eating sweets (rasmalai, balushai, etc.) after meals and my family has always made sweet variations of curries and stuff. I've also had other non Bengalis joke about it before.
 

Aki-at

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Out of all my family and extended Bengali family I've never had raisens in my biryani. This is a mystery I'm going to have to dig in further with my mum when she's awake again!

Also I put on like 2kgs between Saturday to today, I don't even know how that's possible :(