Eid Mubarak!!

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.

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Natascha’s beautiful  virtual photography!

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.

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Nat, yours truly and Rmarie Beedit who snapped the shot:)

I think I will let a few pictures speak for themselves:)

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Photo by Nat…Red in red(talkwithmarie) and Joey:)

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Joey, me (the giant 7 foot avatar from days gone by:) and Nat who took it.

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A sort of “nah nah nah” moment with DB Bailey, RMarie & Nat:):)

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…..

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Chatting in the Salon:)

… 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.

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Remember Avies, to add not wear your coffee this Eid:):)

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!!

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Ride ’em Buddeh!

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Klannex in his patriotic tail and Allegra..loosening up their bones:)Snapshot _ LINC Sculpture Gardens and Art Gallery, LINC ISLAND

Photo by Isabel Hermano with, Nat, me, Iono & goat:
More goat photos..thanks to Nat and one from Luna:):)

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Photo by Nat

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Nat’s goat selfie with background dancers:)

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Great shot by Luna the red-haired beauty!

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Tubeguy & Odracir joined us:) So much fun!

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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!!

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14 Responses to Eid Mubarak!!

  1. Sounds so funny, Karima. Seems i missed a highlight:)

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  2. Joey says:

    Oh yes, we’ve all been there :))
    So delightful. Chatting, dancing and teasing the goats … or was it the other way around?

    Eid Mubarak, Karima!

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  3. daleinnis says:

    What fun! Sorry I am in the lands of bad connectivity and couldn’t come this year! (I thought I already commented here, but maybe it was sent off somewhere else in the aether.)

    Such a grand hostess!

    Eid Mubarak to all!!

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  4. Why thank you Dale! You were very missed in the celebration:) Eid Mubarak!

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  5. Luna Branwen says:

    Hugs, Kari! Thank you for tonight; it was splendid. So glad to dance and chat with you and then also with Odracir and Tubeguy! Always a delight to be there with you at your Eid celebration!
    Do you think that I wore that skirt, remembering those cushions colors, so that I would blend in with them? Those kidnapping cushions! Missed you Dale! Eid Mubarek, Karima and all~
    (Not sure how to post the picture of you that was best of ones I took tonight, Kari, so posted it on FB on your page there). xoxoxo

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  6. daneelyunus says:

    Belated Eid Mubarak

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  7. ronald174 says:

    I hope everyone interested will figure out to get on SL and visit Karima’s most wonderful decorated space in LINC. This is well worth seeing and Karima has put together an amazing celebration room. The artwork is incredible and worth remembering we all evolved from a rich and colorful Middle East many centuries ago. The Eid Mubarrak celebration is a great place to start! You will be most welcome. Like visiting an ancient museum of Middle-Eastern and Islamic history. This is NOT about politics-it is about real religion and real history. Go say hello!

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    • It was such a pleasure to have you stop by every night and share this joyous holiday with all who were there. Thank you for your wise words here too..You really see through the trappings to the essence.. Big Hugs and Eid Mubarak until next year inshallah!

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