Context & Culture

Eid Mubarak from AAN to All Our Readers


Men dance the attan in Andar district of Ghazni, Eid al Fitr, 28 October, 2012. Photo: Fazal Mazhary

Men dance the attan in Andar district of Ghazni, Eid al Fitr, 28 October, 2012. Photo: Fazal Mazhary

After each dark night, a bright morning comes, and after each Ramadan, comes Eid al Fitr. As this year’s long, hot month of dawn-till-dusk fasting ends, the AAN team would like to wish a joyful Eid to friends and readers, to all Muslims around the world and particularly to the people of Afghanistan.

په هره تياره پسې رڼا راځي او په هره روژه پسې کوچنی اختر راځي. دا چې د روژې د مياشتې ګرمې او اوږدې ورځي په ختمېدو دي نو د افغانستان د تحلیلګرانو شبکه د نړۍ ټولو مسلمانانو ته او په ځانګړي ډول د افغانستان خلکو ته د راتلونکي کوچنې اختر مبارکي وايي!!

پس از هر شب تاریک، صبح روشن فرا میرسد و صد شکر که در پایان هر ماه مبارک رمضان، عيد سعيد فطر از راه میآید. شبکه تحلیلگران افغانستان، همزمان با به آخر رسیدن روزهای دراز و گرم ماه مبارک رمضان امسال، حلول عيد سعيد فطر را به دوستان و خوانندگان، به همه مسلمانان جهان و به خصوص به مردم افغانستان، تبريک میگويد.

As AAN has reported before, Afghans celebrate the end of the month-long fast and the arrival of Eid al Fitr in many ways. As well as the customary Eid prayers, special food is cooked, friends and family visited, and, for those who can afford it, new clothes are worn. People remember those who have passed away that year. There might be local wrestling competitions, agey jangawal (egg-fighting) or ghursai (one-legged fighting). In Andar district of southern Ghazni province, reports AAN’s Fazal Muzhary, as in many other places, people celebrate Eid with Afghanistan’s national dance, the attan. People go to the district bazaar, gathering to dance or watch the attan. Enthusiastic youths whirl and jump in a wide circle, dancing to two or three drums which start slowly and beat ever faster.

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