18 memorable moments that define Bakra Eid in Pakistan

Published: October 17, 2013
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Eid is colourful; Eid is joy; Eid is food! PHOTO: REUTERS

1. Wear new Eid clothes! Take photos of family looking like a cheesy ad

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2. Wake up early to go pray at the local mosque.

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3. Pray there is no terrorist attack. Keep one eye on the security…

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4. Buy a giant balloon for the house after Eid prayers (just because)

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5. Exchange the first of 220 hugs with family members and friends

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6. Check out celebrity hugs on TV (just because)

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7. Line up the butcher(s) — get those knives and cleavers ready…

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8. Say a last goodbye to the (temporary) pets

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9. The man of the house usually carries out the sacrifice

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10. Slaughter…

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11. Divide up the meat for storage, distribution, charity

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12. Stuff face with fresh kaleji! Yum!

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13. Gorge on meat and rice goodness…

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14. Run down the street to catch the big camel sacrifice

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15. Keep an eye out for beggars roaming the streets gathering meat

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16. Keep a watch out for the khaal brigade!

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17. Consume a massive, meat-filled lunch and dinner!

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18. Visit your remaining (temporary) pet, who will be gone on Eid Day two

Eid Mubarak!

Jahanzaib Haque

Jahanzaib Haque

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