Eid Mubarak! After fasting for a month from before dawn to sunset, we Muslims celebrate three days of a happy holiday called Eid al Fitur (literally the “Holiday of Breakfast”) We can drink coffee again in the morning, eat breakfast in the daylight hours, and drink water all day long. These sound like small pleasures, but after a month of fasting, it all seems like the greatest gift…and we celebrate that.
In Second Life, I started this tradition 11 years ago, and it is like an open-house, for three days, while old friends and new, stop by and have some traditional black coffee and cardamom with some chocolates, and relax, talk, dance and generally, have a good time.
In Jordan, the tradition is to visit neighbors and relatives starting early on the first morning. The guests are welcomed with the small cup of traditional black coffee with cardamom and a selection of chocolates.
This offering of coffee and chocolates is more symbolic than a full meal. Guests stay for a short while and then go on to the next house.
There is music and large lunches served in the mid afternoon. In the spirit of sharing traditions, I have done this here in SL, every year, except last year, as I was in Jordan for Ramadan.
I think I will let a few pictures speak for themselves:)
So, about 15 people strolled in and out the first day, and I expect more today and tomorrow.
A funny thing happened to one of my last guests of the evening, and I include it here, for all you avatars as a cautionary tale:)
I was honored to receive my friend, Esteban Voljeti, Chris Mooney-Singh and Kaylee West to my Salon and as we settled in, I offered coffee to all…..
… but Singh, made the mistake of “wearing and not adding his” Voilá!! He was stripped of his clothes immediately:) and left shivering in shoes, turban and just his under garment..but, holding his hot coffee:) I looked down and made small talk about the weather:) until he could fix it.
It was all in good fun, and Singh was a great sport about his little error and allowed me to take a picture:)
Thursday, we started off with a fun group…Allegra, Sterling, Klannex dancing, flying and riding bulls..It was the total Eid Tour:) and Allegra made an amazing over 100 second bull-ride to be the champion (for now) That score will be hard to beat:)
Menubar got a 4th place last night:) Yay Buddeh!!
Photo by Isabel Hermano with, Nat, me, Iono & goat:
More goat photos..thanks to Nat and one from Luna:):)
Soo Eid goes on through tomorrow…If you are in SL and would like to partake, just hit me up for a tp and join me and whoever is there at the moment:) I would love to host you in my home:) Thank you to all who have already come:)
Eid Mubarak!! Come visit! Ahlan wa sahlan!!