Students share their plans for the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha with New Age Youth. Some talk about the prospect of visiting hometown, some are excited about meeting friends and family and a majority of them are really excited about the great food.
Sabree Saberin Ava
University of Asia Pacific
Eid is the most important festival of Muslim community. There are two Eid occasions Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha and the second one is knocking at the door! I am too excited because I am going to Chittagong for a ten day vacation. I have already planned to visit several places there like Foy's lake and Chittagong Golf Club where I am planning to enjoy kayaking. And after that Cox's Bazar! I really can't wait to take the smell of sea and to drown my feet into the water! Paragliding and my long cherished dream! Closing my eyes I can see me floating in the sky like seagulls. On Eid day I will be at home in Chittagong town. I am planning to prepare different desert dishes by myself. As it is Eid-al-adha, I can taste the yummy traditional food of Chittagong, Kalavuna, as much as I can!
SOS Hermann Gmeiner College
Who doesn’t love Eid? Eid is coming and I am so much excited this year because I stay away from home for my studies and for Eid, I will be going to my hometown! And also there is a chance that I will meet up with my old friends and we will be together celebrating Eid! Though I am a Hindu, Eid has been always pretty exciting for me as I used to get many invitations and also used to travel to various places with friends and family. I still do so. The aroma of various delicious foods from neighborhood, the chattering of friends and family and the environment of happiness and purity are definitely something that I look forward for Eid. This year I will be spending my Eid with family and friends at my hometown so I am really excited for it. I hope everyone has a delightful Eid this year.
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
Living in the city away from home, any chance of going back to home is a blessing and if that chance is a holy occasion of Eid, it's like the icing on a cake. Travelling home to family for an Eid celebration is like a dream come true. I breaks my heart when I say I will not be able to visit my home this time but I am looking forward to work side by side my father as we all know Eid-ul-Adha comes with a lot of works! That being said, Eid comes with another thing, FOOD! Living away from home, in a mess, food is the last thing you want to mention in your story but when it comes to vacations and celebrations all, I look forward to is some good home cooked meals. Meeting with friends and family members, talking about nostalgic moments and having a heaven's tour with food, I can say this Eid will surely be one to remember.
Eid is one of the grand festivals we enjoy every year. With every Eid, new plans of meeting with relatives, hanging out with friends and eating a lot of delicious food, are being made. I will spend this Eid-ul-Azha in Dhaka. My plan for this Eid is to meet and share greetings with my friends, relatives and family members and spending good times with them. Beef is one of the reasons why Eid-ul-Azha is special to me. Besides beef, I love different other delicious foods prepared in this time.
Faiyaz Hossain Jahin
I'll be spending this Eid-ul-Adha in my home town Comilla, like always. I look forward to the food being made during Eid-al-Adha because a lot of delicious and traditional food hit the table in this time of the year. I'd enjoy beef at any given moment but Eid-ul-Adha is a special occasion because this is the one time where we prepare everything ourselves. So I'd say I'm quite excited about all the delicious dishes to be made this Eid.
The festival of sacrifice often calls us to our country homes but for me it is often Dhaka. The day begins with the slaughtering action followed by the sequence of visits to relatives’ and friends' places where a portion of meat is offered and a grand hospitality filled table with meals is received as a great gesture. The numerous dishes prepared with the fresh meat and other ingredients lure enough to drag me to the kitchen area more than I intend to visit by. When it comes to good dishes, make sure you never say 'No' to beef because there's no ingredient that embellishes a dish better than beef itself. And indeed a little good food is something you rightfully deserve without a question.
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