Lights, joy, mithai: Eid Miladun Nabi in Pakistan

Published: January 25, 2013
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Hyderabad: Boy busy in decorating his street with colourful lights in connection with Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) celebrations. INP PHOTO: Yair Rajput

We call them ‘choti choti khushiyan.’

Forget all the troubles, hassle, inflation and terrorism which are rampant in our country, and take one day, one event, to celebrate.

Today, it is Eid Miladun Nabi.

The entire country is lit up and decorated.

Even the ‘city of lights’ gets to see a lot of lights, despite the loadshedding.

Taking advantage of the holiday, people meet old relatives, share food and sweets.

Many even take their families to zoos and parks just to celebrate this beautiful day.

As my friend would like to put it, the entire country goes ‘meetha meetha’.

Being a shutterbug, I tried finding this sweetness in pictures.

Here are a few best ones I got my hands on:

Photo: AGHA MEHROZ/ EXPRESS

A random street in Rawalpindi looking spectacular with all the lights.

Photo: ONLINE

Have you seen the Aiwan-e-Quaid building in Islamabad? Here is a picture of it beautifully decorated.

 

Photo: ONLINE

Can you believe this is the city of lights which is almost always out of power?

Photo: AFP

Eid Miladun Nabi is incomplete without fire crackers.

Photo: IRFAN ALI/EXPRESS

Who said only buildings were supposed to be decorated? Here’s a bikerider in Karachi with his pimped out ride.

Photo: MUHAMMAD JAVAID/ THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

The Supreme Court building never looked this beautiful!

Photo: MUHAMMAD JAVAID/ THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Do you recognise this building? Yes, it is the parliament.

This is what we call ‘the height of sweetness.’ A 16-storey cake baked in Faisalabad to celebrate Eid Miladun Nabi.

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Ema Anis

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