Photos of overcrowded buses and ferries, people sitting on top of trains and people jumping to get into a launch are all over the news. Any news channels you turn to, you can see the sufferings of homebound people in long lines of traffic.
Eid is incomplete without a scene like this.
Almost every Bangali girl applies henna on the occasion of Eid. You get to see a lot of henna clad hands and plethora of henna designs in Facebook,Instagram, Snapchat etc.
People upload statuses about how Ramadan passed so quickly and what a blessed month it was. Farewell, holy month.
You will see an ad on the newspaper which says ‘Aji apnar hawker ke bolun. Eid er baki ek /dui din.’ followed by the contents of the magazine. You will also get a special Eid magazine a day or two before Eid and another one with the entire television schedule for the Eid week.
Don’t come back
As we all know, many people leave the capital before Eid. Consequently, the roads become freer and those who stay back enjoy few days of this bliss. However everyone knows that this traffic free city is a temporary phenomenon. Dhaka dwellers fed up with the congestion can be seen uploading posts like ‘Those who left for Eid, please don’t come back.’
Getting salami from elders is one of the main attractions of Eid. We absolutely love it. A lot of salami memes have been going around in social media over the last couple of days. Surely, you have come across one or two.
It is extremely difficult to plan a family holiday. Only during the two Eids, (almost) everyone is free so people travel during this time. They upload Eid Gateaway photos. It seems a lot of people celebrate Eid abroad.
Friends and family will want to know your plans for Eid, where you will be celebrating Eid, how many dresses you have made etc.
If you know more signs, do let us know in the comments.