Eid is just round the corner. It is one of the most celebrated and auspicious occasions for Muslims all over the world. It is a celebration of successfully fasting for a month during the holy month of Ramadan.
Eid holidays, in Muslim countries are observed for three days mostly. People meet up family, friends and neighbors for special get-togethers and parties with plenty of food and desserts. Some even travel from one country to another to celebrate the occasion with their loved ones.
It’s something that people usually look forward to each year. Eid is a joyous occasion that brings people together, urges people to forget differences and conflicts and rejoice for all the blessings that are gained during the month of Ramadan.
But then again, when something as beautiful as Eid comes to an end, it usually makes one sad and melancholy. Getting back to the same old (boring) schedule after the holidays can be really depressing at times.
Actually, it has more to do with Ramadan. People get used to waking up early, fasting and coming home early from colleges/offices. After all, it takes almost twenty one days to develop a habit. Also, the festivity of Eid holidays is missed dearly after it ends. Therefore, it is sort of difficult to get back to the post-Ramadan and Eid routine.
Here is a list of top five things that Muslims usually miss after Ramadan and Eid, more commonly known as the Post-Eid Disorders. Have a look:
1- The Family/Friends Gathering And Parties:
People who come home to celebrate from another country or city to meet their family and friends, especially after a long period of time will certainly relate to this one. The occasion is an opportunity for them to take a break from their hectic work/studies schedule and get together with their loved ones in the comfort of their own home. The feeling is great. But it becomes quite depressing when one has to leave all that behind and get back to daily life. Everyone misses the feeling of togetherness after Eid.
Many people after Ramadan tend to be a little (or a lot) careless with their prayers. During the holy month Muslims who usually don’t pray or recite the Quran try to pray five times a day everyday. But as soon as all the festivity of the Eid is digested, they mostly find it hard to get back to praying and reciting verses. Some even become a little conflicted. They try to resume but fail to do so.
There are also some people who sort of miss staying up all night and praying during the month of Ramadan. There is a special charm that adds to normal prayers during the holy month that many people experience, enjoy and miss after Eid.
3- Ramadan/Eid Sleep Schedule:
A habit of sleeping a little less develops during Ramadan. And during Eid holidays, it so happens that people usually stay awake pretty much all the time to have long conversations with family. For some, it’s the exact opposite. Some people sleep a lot during Eid and it eventually leads to disturbance of the body clock.
While some don’t, there are many who miss the Ramadan sleep schedule, probably because they put in a lot of effort to stay awake during the night and day.
4- Work Hours:
Some people get an early off from work during Ramadan. Some get a three-day holiday for Eid. It’s like the best time of their miserable lives. But all of it ends once the occasion comes to an ends. Then the blues start. These are probably the worst blues ever! Getting back to the longer work hours is very difficult.
Very… Very difficult actually.
5- Ramadan and Eid Special Food:
Yes! The most-missed thing after Ramadan and Eid is food. The pakoras, samosas and jalebis(fried food items) are not commonly eaten after the holy month mainly because they are quite high in calories. People greatly miss braking their fast and having iftar with family. Eid desserts such as puddings and trifles are also missed.
There are also some people who cut back on their calories during Ramadan and restrain from having too much food. But even for them, life after Ramadan becomes a real challenge when food is available for them to consume three times a day instead of just twice. More commonly known as the Ramadan diet, people who lose weight during the thirty days of fasting, miss the healthy food schedule after Eid.
So here was a list of things that almost everyone misses after Ramadan and Eid. Do you have anything to add to the list? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below.
And yeah, Happy Eid to all of you!