Friday, October 12, 2007

Eve of Aidil Fitri

Tonight is the eve of Aidil Fitri and its been four years since I celebrated it with my family. So I am glad to be with the family at this time of the year again. The whole of today was spent doing all the preparation and cooking the special dishes. It brough back a lot of fond memories, like when I was growing up,
Eid was so much fun and something to really look forward to. Having new clothes, baking cookies and getting the green packets were the highlights of the year.But the magic disappears as we get older, when we have become the breadwinner and had to be the one to provide all the things.

Tonight is no different. As I watched the kids playing with fire crackers and sparklers. The garden was already lit with oil lamps and the whole neighbourhood was simply aglow with the festivities.

Tomorrow we would be receiving guests, relatives and friends at home and I would normally be the 'dishwasher' for the day. Still with all the chaos, this is the best time of the year to meet everyone, to catch up and strengthened the family bonds.

The sad part is that Ramadhan is over and hope that all our prayers and religious commitments are accepted by Allah and continue to receive His Blessings throughout the year.

It is after midnight now and just starting to rain. Like a good sign to welcome Aidil Fitri tomorrow.

12 comments:

Summer said...

Ammoontie, I came by to wish you a very happy eid and a great time with your family and friends...Enjoy!!

Ammoontie said...

Hi Summer,
Thank you for your kind wishes. I am glad that I came home to celebrate the Eid with my family. It is fun meeting the relatives again but..oh so tiring.
Eid Mubarak to you too.

Mrs Dynamite aka Lorena +Wonder Women... said...

Happy eid Amoontie! Im happy that you are with your family enjoy!!
hugs!
Lorena

Ammoontie said...

Hi Lorena,
Happy Eid to you and family too.

Shionge said...

Ammoontie, sorry I was late to wish you Selamat Hari Raya....hope you have a great time.

Ammoontie said...

Hi Shionge,
Thank you for your kind wishes...
No it is never too late. We celebrate Hari Raya for a month. I still have the raya cookies for you..!

ammaro.com said...

hope you enjoyed your eid! 11 more months till next ramadan!

Ammoontie said...

Hi ammaro,
Yes, 11 more months till the next ramadhan. Looking forward to that.

Qabbani said...

i hope u had fun and good Eid time :)

And wish Allah accept all prayers

and keep us health to have another Ramadan :)

Ammoontie said...

Hi Qabbani,
Eid Mubarak to you too.
Hope you have had a good Eid Celebration. Glad to have you back..!

Mrs Dynamite aka Lorena +Wonder Women... said...

where are you amontiee ?> why dont you write any more?

Ammoontie said...

Hi Lorena,
I am here ... just dont have enough time to write much.