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Wednesday, November 2

Colors Of Eid

My memory goes back to the day anticipating Eid El-Futer (The feast after the holy month of Ramadan and long days of fasting, it lasts three days and it’s also called “the small Eid”), awaiting to hear the cannon shots (It doesn’t count a lot but just a traditional habit) announcing and confirming that it had come, then we start singing repeatedly, loudly and happily:

“ Bokra el-Eid oo min ayed… Mindbah baqaret el sayeid… oo sayeid ma ando baqara… Mindbah marto hal shaqra”

“ The feast is tomorrow and we are going to celebrate, we are going to slaughter the lord’s cow, but the lord doesn’t has any cow, so we are going to slaughter his blond wife”

*Yeah I know it sounds terrorist song, but it was just a meaningless song chanted by an innocent children. I don’t know if children still know it now!

As we go to sleep early, the night goes long, dreaming of the next day joy; to put on our new clothes and shoes, then gently to approach mother and father to kiss their hands and touch it to our forehead whishing them a happy Eid while impatiently eager to get our gifts and “Eidyieh” a big amount of money, and to go to play outside all the day with swings and other games. Our utmost joy was to play with the forbidden fire-works and fire-crackers! It was sweet days, eh is2allah. (talking like old peoples ;-p)

Kil sineh oo entoo salmeen:-)

17 Comments:

  • Hppy eid Ghalia,
    Btw, I was toooootally addictive to those little "Sakaker" they once got me to the hospital!

    By Blogger Yazan, at 2/11/05 12:58 PM  

  • Happy Eid :)
    By the way Eid Al-Ftr is only one day, but somehow with time it extended to 3 :P

    By Blogger Sinan, at 2/11/05 1:55 PM  

  • العيد اختلف الآن عما كان عليه ، و ربما كانت هذه وجهة نظري ، فمنذ سنوات فقد العيد نكهنه الخاصة به ، حيث البحث عن بائعي المفرقعات ( الفتيش ) وأذكر أنني كنت أطلبها من لبنان :-) ..
    ناهيكم عن الاستيقاظ منذ طلوع الشمس من أجل ماذكرت أنت و من أجل الذهاب إلى جمعة العيلة ..
    و لكن هذه الأمور كلها ذهبت كما ذهب غيرها ..
    عيد سعيد يا جماعة ...

    By Blogger Linux Juggler, at 2/11/05 2:45 PM  


  • in my point of view, the best think in 3ied is:
    - ppl won't get angry easily from each other
    - there won't be traffic jams(like the ones in Ramadan).
    - ppl will get slimmer after Ramadan's heavy meals.
    - life is going to be more comfortable cause the transportations are going to be easier.

    offffffffff in fact! I was longing for 3eed


    By Blogger Majd, at 2/11/05 4:51 PM  

  • Thank you, happy eid to you too

    By Blogger Sabri Hakim, at 2/11/05 9:02 PM  

  • first time on your blog, I have enjoyed it.

    By Blogger Umar Lee, at 2/11/05 10:34 PM  

  • Thank you for you post is what i meant, now i thank you for your visit!!

    By Blogger Sabri Hakim, at 3/11/05 8:39 AM  

  • Kol saneh inti salmeh ya rab :)

    By Blogger M!R@CHK@, at 4/11/05 3:15 AM  

  • kul 3am wa inti bkheir ghalia :)

    By Blogger Omar, at 4/11/05 6:40 AM  

  • Happy Eid to ya Ghalia and to all people here...
    damn...it's raining here in Lattakia...I'll spend a wet Eid :))

    By Blogger Omar, at 4/11/05 11:56 AM  

  • eid mubarak
    for you and all the kind women und men we know in your surroundings.
    Your page shows nice sites of syria, in this time good syrian news are to rare and we are worried.
    Many greetings
    El Fried

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/11/05 5:30 PM  

  • happy eid ghalia.. be careful those candies are bad for your teeth :D kidding

    By Blogger GraY FoX, at 5/11/05 2:15 AM  

  • ah is2allah....ki lsineh ou inti salmeh ghalia:)

    By Blogger Dina, at 5/11/05 7:00 PM  

  • Support Syrian people who are caught in the middle! Check the new Friends of Syria website and sign the list.
    http://www.friendsofsyria.com/index.php

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/11/05 12:20 AM  

  • Eid Moubarak to you too, and those sweets are good, it is weired how unhealthy and dirty things taste good.

    By Blogger Zena, at 6/11/05 10:31 AM  

  • To all my friends and bloggers who commented here, thank you very much, hope you had really a happy and nice Eid.

    Al Fried: thank you very much, I’ll tell all of them, I heard you are coming here soon, So I’ll be waiting for you and your family!

    P.S. I never tasted these candies before, they looks yummy, but just can’t get out from hygienic rules, omg they are not covered! Mwaswaseh? Yup I know!

    By Blogger Ghalia, at 6/11/05 4:10 PM  

  • Happy Eid Ghalia!...why am always late ya3ny i check ur blog frequently but STILL :(...well all i can say about those candies that they look very tempting but they r absolutely tasteless after the first bite...

    By Blogger Sharks, at 6/11/05 4:55 PM  

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