BENGALIS BEHIND CURTAIN NOT OBSERVING THE FAST. Typically rickshaw wallahs and other physical labor workers eat so they can continue working. I think today was actually one of the hottest days in August. I decided to use this photo since today is the last day of Ramadan. Today is a busy shopping day in the city. Again this morning saw 30 some cows going down the street at the back side of the Parliament Building at 5:35 am! At the one supermarket there were at least 10 people in each of 5 lines. One fellow told me to go to the line clear at the far side. I got there with my 8 items. Soon I see it was a line for people with 5 items or less! I only had 3 kinds of things, maybe that helps? I didn’t argue since I had a rickshaw waiting. I had told him 5-10 minutes, but with the masses of people doing their pre-Eid shopping the supermarket was packed. The new moon was sighted before dark this evening so Ramadan is over and tomorrow is the Eid-ul-Fitr h0liday. People really celebrate the evening before Eid.
Archive for August, 2011
Bangladesh, Food, Street scene with tags Bangladesh, Eid-ul-Fitr, Fasting, Mohammadpur, Moon Sighting, New Moon, Ramadan on August 30, 2011 by marlandphotos
Bangladesh, Food, Friends, Portraits with tags Bangladesh, Food, Friends, Iftar, Mohammadia Housing on August 30, 2011 by marlandphotos
Bangladesh, Craftsman, Mymensingh, Occupation with tags Bangladesh, Lady, Loom, Mymensingh on August 28, 2011 by marlandphotos
Bangladesh, Street scene with tags Bangladesh, Girl, Moheshkhali, Students on August 28, 2011 by marlandphotos
Birds, Family, Portraits with tags Bailey King, Chicken, Girl, Puzzled Look on August 26, 2011 by marlandphotos
Bangladesh, Food with tags Bangladesh, Chocolate, Cox's Bazaar, Five Star Hotel, Food, Tasty on August 25, 2011 by marlandphotos