Today is already the fifth day of Syawal and I hope it is not too late to say
of course this year, Eid for this year is very different. We couldn’t go out to visit our friends and relatives, and celebrations are a bit more muted than what we had before.
But I guess this is a chance for us to reflect the reality of Eid celebrations – it is a day of worship to God and to celebrate our success of fasting for the entire month of Ramadhan. Eid for most of the time I remember had been a chaos of consumerism, the real meaning of Eid had been lost. This is especially true around this region where Eid became a show of wealth and excess. Imagine stretching a single day of celebration to a whole month. That is exactly what happened here.
Nevertheless, I hope you had a great celebration with your closest family and friends. May the pandemic end soon and the world return to normal as soon as possible.