It was not too long ago that the sighting of the moon prompted a wave of men and women to rush to their nearest Eid Bazaar.
From getting intricate mehndi applied to buying beautiful glass bangles, nothing screamed "Chaand Raat" more than these traditions. However, as we celebrate yet another Eid in the pandemic, we have compiled a more Covid-Safe list of Eid preparations you can opt for this year while continuing the traditions we love!
Reuse Bangles And Trade With Family!
I am sure that our collection of glass bangles has grown to include all sizes and colours over the years. This year, avoid buying more bangles and instead go through your collection and make sets to swap with friends and family—you will get a new set you have never worn before and remain Covid-safe and clean-green.
Style Your Hair At Home
With salons being shut due to the lockdown (not that we should be going regardless!), we must compromise and make the best out of the situation at hand. This year, style your hair at home and get inspired by these simple yet beautiful hairstyles.
Apply Mehndi At Home
Instead of going to busy markets to apply mehndi, it can be done in the safe confines of your home. Experimenting on your hand with the traditional styles of geometric art can be a festive group activity for you and your family. “Karachi Farmers Market'' has organic mehndi available for online ordering—perfect for your Chaand Raat celebrations.
Order Flowers Online/ Make Your Own Bouquets
An integral aspect of Eid preparations has always been purchasing flowers to bring colour and warmth into the home and gifting them to a loved one. With the rise in Covid-19 cases, we must avoid going to flower shops. “Zeritta Flowers” has a website with a wide variety of bouquets available for online ordering. However, one can also make the bouquets at home using flowers from the garden! This can be a fun activity for the entire family to take part in as we celebrate an unconventional Eid.
The Eid Outfit!
Last but not least…the traditional new ‘jora’. Go shopping in your closet—pick a favourite—swap with a cousin or a friend, and you are all set!
Wishing You A Happy and Safe Eid!