Chand raat is a most awaited occasion, approach us after the month of Ramadan. The real time of celebrations, extravagant excitement to welcome the great festivity comes around. Preparation of Eid day starts after sighting the chand of Shawal. Though the preparations of this important event continue in whole month of Ramadan but on last night things get pretty crazy. The day of Eid welcomes in entire Muslim world with great zeal but Pakistanis have their own kind of twist in celebration of Eid, especially the Chand Raat, with the passage of times that has become more important happening than actual day of Eid. The business activities boost up 4 to 5 times on Chand Raat, particularly. The mosques and main buildings are adorned with lights. Every face cheers up as moon sighted and they actually blown away with the excitement of last minute Eid shopping.
Waiting for Moon to be sighted
Well! Sitting in front of TV, right after mughrib, while holding breaths and waiting for the announcement of Royt-e-Hilal Committee. Meanwhile, checking the phones if any news comes up from any side and discussing Hilal committee’s performance out loud, just a Pakistani thing., not is it..?
Lot’s of Eid Wishes
O Yess! Moon has sighted; so brace yourself with bulk of Eid messages, wishing Eid Mubarak by making calls or sending tons of messages to friends and relatives and yes uploading statues, as we live in tech era, right…
Enjoying hustle and bustle of bazaars
Eid celebrations starts soon after the announcement of Shawal moon from TV and mosques. This brings lots of excitement and cheers far and wide. Now all has done inside home, so let’s head out and see the hustle & bustle all around. There what you see, people strolling on the roads, some walking aimlessly other get in hurry for looking some kind of exact match to their dressing. Except all the fuss and rush, there bazaars still are the real place to hit on, to catch the waves of big day, with flood of lights and cheering crowd, certainly colors of Eid are pretty loud here.
Getting out in bazaars for last minute shopping
Well! checkout bazaars for some leftover Eid shopping and then checking every knock and cranny to grab right stuff. There you may get to see all the craziness since some has left shoes to buy, some needs to get new suit as tailor has messed up with your Eid Jora and seems no luck with this outfit so no option left with. Come on! Why so worry, when we have Chaat Raat and all Khaadi, Sapphire, Generation, Nishat, Cynosure, and many others are looking your way to grab your perfect fit.
Girls detail preparation end up with Mehndi & Choraain
If luckily you got, everything have just done smoothly including your Eid Jora then girls still have enough reason for heading out and becoming part of all hurly-burly of this glittery night. As Mehndi and Choriaan are mandatory items for last minute shopping.
Buying Eid special meethas
Eid ul Fitar is secondly named as Methi Eid, so getting some sweets to gift your friends and relatives are an utmost part of the Eid festivity. Therefore, you will find every bakery, desi sweets shop is full of customers. From Butt Sweets to any exotic confectionery like Kitchen Cuisine offer special variety of Eid eatables and exclusive products on this occasion to their customers.
Waking up all night
Every young to adults spend their Ramadan waking up till sehri and sleeping all day long. Chand Raat is one last night of relishing this routine at fullest. Since Eid spirit is all about getting up early morning and joining the Eid Namaz though this routine can be a bit difficult to fix. To make matters worse, you can’t sleep of excitement either. So, stay up all night and get you prepared for the actual day of celebrations.
It’s hard to explain the feeling of Chaand Raat. For some it’s a feeling of satisfaction after farewell to Ramadan, for others it’s the joy of good food and family gathering. Either way, it’s warm, happy occasion with great excitement like you know something good is coming and you just can’t wait for it.