May we celebrate the next Holiday in a free Palestine !
Eid in Palestine : Holiday traditions and celebration under occupation .
At the same time lets remember that Millions of people around the world who can’t enjoy it!
Lets remember Palestinians-prisoners, refugees and under occupation ! May the next Eid comes with freedom and may it be celebrated in a freed Palestine .
Lets remember Syria , Muslims in Burma and every nation that is oppressed .
As any other holiday , Palestinians celebrate it in a great joy . Basically , any occasion must be prepared for at least one week ago - new clothes , food in all types and A BIG MUST FOR THE CLEANING , a Palestinian mother means a more than cleaned house !
Old men and women usually wear the traditional clothes , the day starts after the Eid prayers , all the family which is usually more than 20 members gather at the Grandparents house - gifts usually money is given to the children and to women . Then it’s the turn for visits between families .
As my father’s grandmother told us , Eid was more joyful in the bright days ( she use this term for the pre 1948 time ) ! Families met without borders - as a personal experience about it , we have to get through 2 check points to get to my aunt house every Eid !
And she always says that people used to be a mind-free , no problems made them look like now - unhappy , worried from the future .
Another tradition which was a result for the occupation is the Martyr graves visit by moms , the mother morning tear remembering her son in israeli jails !
This year gift by the occupation authorities in Jerusalem , anyone who sacrifice in houses will pay a 48000 shekels fine - the israeli usual respect of religion ! BUT WE DID IT ANY WAY AND WE DON’T CARE !
But as usual Palestinians take every occasion as a type of resistance and a message to say , we’re here and we won’t leave !