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    Eid Mubarak - and Navratri


    by Rumbold on 12th October, 2007 at 10:51 am    

    As it is not clear when Eid actually starts, Pickled Politics wishes all its Muslim readers a happy Eid.

    Update: The consensus for the UK seems to indicate a Saturday Eid, but a few UK Muslims seem to follow the Saudi example.

    Further update: My mate is celebrating Eid today so I am even more confused. Oh well.

    Sunny’s update: Turns out today’s the start of Navratri today too and all my Gujjarati mates are off to garba. So Hindus are celebrating today too. Nice.



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    1. Riz — on 12th October, 2007 at 11:28 am  

      Eid Mubarak to all! I am doing it today, but judging by the moon sighters, I’ve got it a day early…doh, too late now. Well, maybe I’ll do it over all three days, you know, just to be sure.

      ;)

      ps - here’s my perfect eid present:

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7038992.stm

    2. sonia — on 12th October, 2007 at 12:06 pm  

      eid mubarak everyone!

      its hard to work out - the MCB says saturday but i rang up my sister last night and she tells me its today. so i guess its the usual ‘which community’ do you follow thing.

      hah so much for muslim ummah solidarity - can’t even celebrate our special day together, ho ho!

      {ok ill try hard to not be such a cynic}, enjoy the day everyone

    3. sonia — on 12th October, 2007 at 12:07 pm  

      besides, since its a weekend, its a whole weekend of eid. im going upto brummy-land so it will actually feel like eid this year, am looking forward to the celebrations.

    4. nodn — on 12th October, 2007 at 12:09 pm  

      Thanks Sunny! Eid Mubarak to everyone celebtrating.

    5. sonia — on 12th October, 2007 at 12:09 pm  

      eid’s always over 3 days anyway..so let the revelling begin.

      im sure everyone would be happy if they got a day off because of eid and were invited to all these ‘open houses’ full of food.

      now that is one idea you generally don’t hear when they sit around these ‘integration’ committees, hyuk hyuk

    6. rupahuq — on 12th October, 2007 at 12:11 pm  

      My parents go by what “Regent’s Park” say which is like the Vatican for them. My lecture this morning didn’t contain the usual crowd so I guess lots of people are doing it today. I felt I ought to show up though.

    7. sonia — on 12th October, 2007 at 12:14 pm  

      i think its rumbold who wrote this post..not Sunny!

    8. Sid — on 12th October, 2007 at 12:15 pm  

      Eid Mubarak to Rumbold and the takfiri merchants! :-)

    9. El Cid — on 12th October, 2007 at 12:28 pm  

      Happy Hispanic Day

    10. sonia — on 12th October, 2007 at 12:49 pm  

      :-)

    11. The Common Humanist — on 12th October, 2007 at 1:50 pm  

      Happy Eid Murbarak (is that right?)

      And please note all are free to celebrate Eid whenever and however they so do choose with no one saying you can’t or thats not the ‘proper’ way etc etc or that if you do that you aren’t a proper muslim etc etc!

      Happy Living in the West Everyone! 8-)

    12. chris y — on 12th October, 2007 at 2:03 pm  

      People shouldn’t beat themselves up about this. Christians have been arguing about the right date for Easter since long before the Hijra.

      Eid Mubarak.

    13. Sunny — on 12th October, 2007 at 2:43 pm  

      Eid Mubarak folks.

    14. Zak — on 12th October, 2007 at 2:57 pm  

      Eid greetings picklers! I dunno why people are so scared off Muslims we can’t even agree on seeing the moon! :p

    15. Jai — on 12th October, 2007 at 3:28 pm  

      Eid Mubarak to all the Muslim Picklers out there.

    16. nodn — on 12th October, 2007 at 3:51 pm  

      Sorry Rumbold- just noticed my mistake. Eid Mubarak!

    17. Boyo — on 12th October, 2007 at 4:02 pm  

      Everyone in my office is celebrating today and i’ve had the sweets!

    18. Nyrone — on 12th October, 2007 at 4:57 pm  

      Eid Mubarak folks..
      I wish peace and lasting happiness to the picklers that happen to be Muslim.

      If you are not Muslim, I hope you have a peaceful and happy weekend anyway:)

    19. Random Guy — on 12th October, 2007 at 5:24 pm  

      Eid Mubarak to all! Hope all picklers had a wonderful day and are going to have a lovely weekend!

    20. Anas — on 12th October, 2007 at 5:40 pm  

      Man, everyday is like Eid for me.

    21. Ms_Xtreme — on 12th October, 2007 at 6:13 pm  

      Awwy - thanks dudes.

      Eid Mubarak to ya’all.

      Ours is tomorrow.

    22. Don — on 12th October, 2007 at 6:22 pm  

      Eid Mubarak, people.

      Have a weekend of feeling good.

    23. Sunny — on 12th October, 2007 at 6:25 pm  

      TCH - to clarify, Mubarak means greetings / happy anyway. So Eid Mubarak encapsulates the ‘Happy’ bit.

    24. bikhair aka taqiyyah — on 12th October, 2007 at 6:41 pm  

      How lovely.

      Eid Mubarak to everyone else. Oh and to those Takfiri merchants. May Allah guide them from this day forward. Ameen!

    25. bikhair aka taqiyyah — on 12th October, 2007 at 6:41 pm  

      Sunny,

      You stink! :)

    26. Sofi — on 12th October, 2007 at 7:52 pm  

      Eid Mubarak!

      to the common humanist:

      >>Happy Living in the West Everyone

      erm…perhaps i read it the ‘wrong’ way?

    27. soru — on 12th October, 2007 at 8:03 pm  

      Takfiri Merchants would be an excellent name for a chain of newsagents.

      Eid Mubarak, and allez les bleus!

    28. sahil — on 12th October, 2007 at 8:10 pm  

      Eid Mubarak everyone!! My entire family is going off to India to carry on celebrating there as well. Cheeky.

    29. Sajn — on 12th October, 2007 at 10:10 pm  

      Eid is tomorrow so Eid Mubarak and hope Jonny and the boys can give us another reason to celebrate.

    30. shariq — on 12th October, 2007 at 10:30 pm  

      Eid Mubarak to everyone!

      Has anyone else heard about mosque idol? Its one of the most absurd things I’ve seen for a long time.
      http://groups.google.co.uk/group/uk.current-events.terrorism/msg/345cbe6bf5cb2dd0

      The mosque I went to for eid prayers is actually one of the finalists, so this morning you had absurd sight of the mosque asking people for their texts x-factor style.

    31. Desi Italiana — on 13th October, 2007 at 12:46 am  

      Eid will be celebrated on Sunday in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Apparently, it was supposed to be today, but Pakistan’s “Central Moon Sighting Committee” didn’t see the moon anywhere in Pakistan on Friday.

      So it is Sunday.

      http://www.app.com.pk/en/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=18519&Itemid=1

      Whenever it is, Eid Mubarak and Happy Navrati (especially to all the GuJaratis out there [Sunny, Gujarat(i) is not spelled with two j’s! ;) ]

    32. Vikrant — on 13th October, 2007 at 2:31 am  

      Eid Mubarak fellas… Btw Rumbold, AFAIK Navratri is only celebrated by Gujarathi Hindus.

    33. Sunny — on 13th October, 2007 at 3:59 am  

      Ha ha, yes one J Desi Italiana. I was going to use ‘Gujji’ but thought our non-brown readers might not get it.

    34. Desi Italiana — on 13th October, 2007 at 5:54 am  

      “I was going to use Gujji”

      You mean GujjU?

      ;)

      BTW, I hope you don’t feel as if I’m hounding you. Next time you are in SF, I will treat you to one drink.

      ***
      Vikrant:

      -”Gujarathi”

      Gujarati

      ****

      Spelling:

      G U J A R A T State

      G U J A R A T I People, language.

    35. Rumbold — on 13th October, 2007 at 11:05 am  

      Vikrant:

      “Btw Rumbold, AFAIK Navratri is only celebrated by Gujarathi Hindus.”

      Interesting- but it was Sunny who put it in.

    36. Jai — on 13th October, 2007 at 11:46 am  

      Takfiri Merchants would be an excellent name for a chain of newsagents.

      I think it would be a great name for a thrash metal-bhangra-qawwali-rap group. There’s already an American Muslim punk band called “The Kominas”, of all things.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kominas

      Speaking of The Kominas, I thought it was hilarious when their lead singer was being interviewed as part of a documentary segment on “Newsnight” last week, and the guy was brazenly wearing a T-shirt saying “Tera Baap”. It’s really funny when you consider that the average American (or non-Asian British viewer) wouldn’t realise what that phrase actually means.

      Turns out today’s the start of Navratri today too and all my Gujjarati mates are off to garba.

      Happy Navratri to all the Gujjus too. Don’t get me started on all those naughty Patel and Shah girls.



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