EID MUBARAK & SELAMAT HARI RAYA
to all Muslims from every corner of the world!
I had an absolutely amazing first day of Eid with my Mum and friends and the rest of the Dunedin community yesterday. We even appeared in the local newspaper! I don't care that it's a horrible shot of me (oh who am I kidding, of course I care) but I'm just so happy that there's a positive article about Muslims in the news.
Eid in New Zealand is not too different from Eid in Malaysia but I definitely think it's more interesting because the Muslim community here is very diverse. It's so nice to see the different cultural outfits and dresses, although some do opt to dress casual chic. I just love seeing all the beaming and happy faces too!
What I wore in the morning for Eid prayer
After prayers we headed to the town octagon (yeah we don't have a town square 'cos octagons are way cooler). Here you'll see 2 beautifully dressed kids and 2 very grown up kids.
Can't help but admire these girls' dresses
Lamya did this by herself. Ah-mazing.
What some of the men wore; taken at the Octagon during an annual Eid performance done by Arab men from various parts of the Arab region.
Back at the masjid for breakfast. Hey even babies get totally styled up during Eid.
Later on my girlfriends and I went to Tunnel Beach, which by the way is only 5 minutes from my house, and I never knew. Well actually, it was more like a mountain and a beach because to get the the actual beach we had to walk down a mountain and that took us about 20 minutes. It was lambing season so there were sheep manure EVERYWHERE. It was gross but we just laughed it off and had an incredible time together as you can probably tell!
I hope you're all having a blast with your loved ones at the moment! Once again, Eid Mubarak and kol 3am wa antum bekhair (may you have goodness in the years to come).