One of the most common phrases you hear around this time of the year, especially if you're a person teetering on the edge of teenage and adulthood, is “Eid is no longer like it used to be.” Well, of course it isn't.
People change, the people these people spend time around change, and while all that is acknowledged and well accepted, Eid is different. Most people have good memories of Eid, and when raiding friends' houses for food and salami eventually turns into sleeping in for a couple of days and not even knowing which channel has the longest Eid programme schedule, it's often difficult to accept. But the thing is, if Eid does mean happiness, then it doesn't have to always be the same thing. There's a lot of room to work with here.
Eid can mean catching up on sleep for the students who've had finals this Ramadan, it could mean getting some reading done for the people who've been hoarding books. Eid could simply mean family, friends, and food, and it could just as easily be watching the Bangladesh women's national cricket team win an actual trophy. Find your Eid, guys, and enjoy it. Eid Mubarak!
– Azmin Azran, Sub-editor, SHOUT