Hey everyone! Today (and in many parts of the world, yesterday), Muslims celebrate a religious festival, known as Eid-ul-Fitr (lit: the festival of giving). Eid-ul-Fitr is preceded by a month of fasting--I think @Mans already posted about Ramadan, so I'll just leave it at that. Eid-ul-Fitr is one of the two religious festivals most Muslims celebrate, and it is signified by meeting up with your loved ones, exchanging gifts, and spreading joy. According to tradition (aka the compiled life and sayings of the Prophet (PBUH)), the Prophet (PBUH) might not have a new dress made for the entire year, but he would definitely have a new dress on Eid. So, it's a time of celebration--here in Pakistan, girls (such as I) put Mehndi (Henna) on our hands--it so happens I'm wearing it as I type this! Thank God for keyboard protectors. XD And whoever invented them. Eid is a day of solidarity and hope, even in trying times. I guess it's seen more of an excuse for vacations by some, but it can be the most important day of the year, too, if one decides to use it as a launch pad into a positive outlook and better future. I pray such is the case--I pray it is the first of many happy starts to the day in the lives of all my brothers and sisters. Anyway...happy Eid, fellas! Evenifyoudon'tcelebrateit. NB: This is me sharing myself with my forum pals. Kindly, don't turn it into anything else.