Woman, 26, writing from #Pakistan
23rd May 2020
In two days, we will celebrate our first Eid-ul-Fitr during the pandemic. Every year, we celebrate with halwa puri and sweetened vermicelli for breakfast at my paternal grandmother, Dadi's, house, followed by a decadent lunch consisting of biryani, my mother's special paneer, mutton korma and endless political discourse at my uncle's house. In a family of lawyers, from both my mother and father's sides, it's difficult to get a word in, but the food is always good.
This year will be different. I don't know if my parents, sisters and I can visit Dadi on #Eid, because being above 70 and with a history of prior medical issues, she is among the demographic most at risk of infection. I don't know how many of my cousins will attend Eid lunch this year, or how we can fit our large family into one room and still continue to observe social distancing protocols. Lots of question marks.