When I was a little boy the only thing I wanted for Eid were new clothes, books and chocolate. If I’m being honest, not much has changed. Even though I had to work for most of this Eid, it was nice to see the city come to a serene stand still that I associate with families spending time together at home.
For most of us, whether we observe Eid, Christmas or any of the other countless religious celebrations out there, the holidays somehow held more meaning when we were children. The latest toy, copious amounts of candy and chocolates, spending time with loved ones or running wild for the day was enough to keep us content and carefree. This isn’t the case anymore. I’m not sure if that’s because as children simple things made us happier or the world itself was actually a simpler place.