Eid-ul-Adha is the festival which is widely celebrated by Muslims around the globe. It is the second most important festival. It marks at the end of Pilgrimage to Makkah. This Eid is also known as the Eid of sacrifice because of Hazrat Ibrahim (a.s) devotion for Allah.
Advance Eid Preparation
For most of us this Eid is all about “meat & eat” the general religious significance of it is forgotten .Mostly preparations move around the slaughtering of animal and not on other aspect which is remembering poor and less fortunate in the holy festival. So we are going to highlight the preparations people do according to their feasibility and ease. In household we can find different everyone doing different preparation for the Eid.
Kids and Their excitement:
Firstly about younger ones, the most excited and desperate for animals because they love to spend time with them and play with them, some kids also like to show off their animal in their neighborhood. So, they start preparing before the arrival of animal which includes finding right place for them which also saves them from sunlight and rain so they give proper shelter to them. Collection of containers for food and water will also count in young ones preparations.
Elder Male and Their Budgeting Techniques:
If we talk about elder males they prepare their budget for buying animals, visit cattle farms for buying the best animal available within their budget, with the provision of food and shelter. The last responsibility is to find a butcher for proper slaughtering.
Women With Their Loads of Work:
Now the most important preparations which women do for Eid-ul-Adha are deep cleaning of house and freezers, buying new crockery or cleaning of available tableware for hosting feast . Some people change the setting of their house and some buy new decoration stuffs for the house, women start making their Eid feast menu in advance, some of them also make side items earlier whose shelf life are long as this can save their time and also save them from last minute hustle. People have to invite guest days prior to Eid so without any problem Eid feast can be done. Grocery shopping is the key factor of preparations because women need lots of things for their menu and many women have to do all within a budget. Those who have to host BBQ parties they have to prepare in advance accordingly which includes arranging place and essential items for BBQ. These preparations are for house and feast now buying of clothes and other essentials for themselves are also the part of their preparations, on this Eid majority of women prefer to wear light and comfortable dresses because they have to do loads of work.
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True Colors of Festival
If we see in general, list of festival preparations are never ending but by preparing smartly and in advance we can reduce the burden. Above mentioned preparations are for ourselves but on the holy festival we have to remember poor and needy ones in our preparations too especially our relatives who are being neglected by us during the rest of the year, we have to invite them on our feast, we have to send them meat and also ask them for our help in their needs because helping and remembering each other’s in the occasions are consider as the true colors of festivity. May Allah bring prosperity and barakah in our life through such religious celebrations. Eid Mubarak to all in advance!