Gaza City| Mohammed Moussa
Eid Al-fter is Festival of Breaking the Fast”, known as a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan.
What is the best way to enjoy Eid in an overcrowded city like Gaza? Where would the Gazans go to enjoy Eid? Here are a few answers; reflect the frustration that people of Gaza live in.
“ to spend a good Eid day in a place like Gaza is impossible, you can’t even find a place, the city is stuffed, you’ll spend the whole day looking for a place to go, so it’s better to spend it at home, our only escape is the sea, and you’ll find hundreds of people out there, despite of the pollution of the sea, if you want to go to a restaurant, it’s very expensive, even families don’t visit each other like in the past, to me, there is no Eid”
Shahed Nabil, 19-year-old said.
“Gaza is full of places to go, but it becomes very stuffed in Eid and the prices be doubled- but to me I think people chose to not celebrate Eid and spend it at home, so they don’t need to ask themselves where should we go? I know Gaza is Suffocating but I think the people who make Gaza Looks like this”
Saffa, a 19-year-old singer, Translation student, and member of Gaza Poets Society said.
“I don’t enjoy Eid, nothing is this city would make me enjoy Eid.”
Said Fadwa, 22-year-old poet, and member of Gaza Poets Society said.
“Visiting my friends in Eid makes me very happy” said Maha, a 21-year old poet at Gaza Poets Society.
“If I want to enjoy Eid, I’d go to an amusement park, but I can’t find one here in Gaza”
Said Mai Al sous 25-year-old poet at Gaza Poets Society