Dear Lucille, and SAFE, and Friends,
Just sharing a few memories about “Eid”, I sent out yesterday. My
I-pad did not have all the addresses hence this posting today.
Have a great day.
Dear Salma and ALL our new Syrian friends,
GREETINGS from Mike and me on the celebration of your feast of Eid al-Fitr.
EID MUBARACK ON THE FEAST OF EID AL-FITR. This has brought back many memories of beautiful celebrations of once upon a time.
We experienced many an Eid celebration in Zanzibar and Mombasa East Africa when we lived there eons ago.
As a child, growing up in Zanzibar I attended many an Eid celebration which was held at the Mnazi Moja sports fields that featured a large fair complete with Ferris wheels and Roundabouts, balloons, lucky dips, tambola, all sorts of rides, toys and games and more, for children, and wonderful Arabic and Middle Eastern foods like sambusas, muskaki, mandazis and halwa filled with pistachios and almonds, and drinks like falluda and fruit juices, not forgetting Sikuku Soup, twice a year at Eid al-Fitr and Eid el-Hajj. These lasted for three days each, and as children we loved going to these Eid festival fairs which were called Sikuku Fairs.
These celebrations brought both adults and children together in friendship and mutual understanding of neighbours and friends.
Zanzibar was a very cosmopolitan island, and peoples of all nationalities and religions joined in each other’s religious and cultural celebrations, including Christmas and Diwali as well as Eidl. This was indeed a special time in everyone’s lives in Zanzibar and all over East Africa of yore.
I came to Canada in 1968 and am glad that in 2017 your wonderful celebration in being shared with everyone....it’s a recipe for spreading good-will amongst all our citizens. Great !!! We look forward to attending your celebration tomorrow at Columbus Field.
Thank you for your kind invitation. Please pass our greetings to all the Syrian families in Antigonish.
Mike and I salute you and your fellow Syrians for making our world a better place to be, beginning with PEACE BY CHOCOLATES, and celebration of the Arts.
Salaams and EID MUBARACK AS YOU CELEBRATE EID AL-FITR 2017 Love to all.
Yvette and Mike Muise
Ps...I hope I have the spellings correct .... y
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