Eid Mubarak! Celebrating With My Family

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{Editor's Note: The Muslim holiday of Eid ul Adha begins this Friday morning. BlogHer Aisha Iqbal has fond memories of the occasion from her own childhood and is trying to create new memories with her son. How do you pass on your cultural traditions to your kids? --Grace]

I remember waking up and putting on my brand new outfit and glass bangles while admiring the orange henna my mother and I applied to our hands the night before. I remember meeting up with friends at Eid prayer, and coming home to consume massive amounts of sweets in our house strung with lights and ornaments and opening our gifts, and better yet, to play with those gifts before heading out to see friends or eagerly looking out the window for the friends who would visit us.

Eid Ul Adha is this Friday and now that I have my own child, I want to give him the same memories combining my old traditions with many new ones and the older he gets I realize the time is now to take action to make Eid special.

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