Eid celebrations: Different people, different ways

The city witnessed a lot of activity on Eid-ul-Fitr with people seen celebrating the day outdoors.


Express September 14, 2010

LAHORE: The city witnessed a lot of activity on Eid-ul-Fitr with people seen celebrating the day outdoors. Parks and picnic spots were crowded with people.

An official of the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) said that more than 20,000 people visited various parks of the city.

The festivity geared up late on Chand Raat. Families visited the markets and mehndi and bangles’ stalls were packed with women and young children, waiting in queues for their turn.

While the eateries and clothing outlets did good business all over last month, Eid cakes were highly in demand on Eid days.

MM Alam Road remained busy during Eid holidays as people flocked to the restaurants.

Shafiqe Bhatti, manager of a restaurant, said that many people visited restaurants to celebrate the end of Ramazan.

This Eid was good for film producers too as four Pakistani films were released. Pakistan Cinema Management Association chairman, Qaiser Sanaullah, said that people visited cinemas in huge numbers during Eid holidays. “Cinemas did good business on Eid holidays. Movies like We Are Family, Inception, The Expendables and Vohti Lae Kay Jani Aey did considerable business,” he said.

An official at the DHA cinema said that 70 per cent seats in the cinema were occupied on Eid.

“On Eid more people come, compared to other days” he said. Commercial theatres of the city also pulled in large crowds. Commercial Producers’ Association chairman, Chaudhary Zulfiqar, said that 10 new commercial productions were released in the commercial theatres across the city on Eid.

“The response has been very positive. As always, commercial theatres did good business and witnessed a lot of activity during the Eid holidays,” he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 14th, 2010.

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