Eid Milad un Nabi in Lahore

My neighborhood celebrated Eid Milad un Nabi in a rather flamboyant fashion.

So my neighborhood celebrated Eid Milad un Nabi in a rather flamboyant fashion. Buildings were decorated with viah walian battian. Cakes were distributed. Large models of well known mosques were on display. There were a lot of banners. A lot more jhandian. And dhol. There were dhol performances.

But it was the kids who had most fun. In almost every gali, kids started the day with building little models of the Madina terrain. Parents were bugged for money. Stuff—shiny colorful stuff—was purchased. Toys, small or large, were brought out and put into the model. Camel, perfect. Pajero, yes. Snake, okay. Traffic lights, chalay gi. Masjid e Nabvi nahi mili tau Taj Mahal hi lay aaye!

It was cute.

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