Day 18 - Naazish Yarkhan: “Celebrating Eid in the U.S. and India”
Revealing Ramadan: 30 Days, 30 Voices [mp3, 5:31]
by Trent Gilliss, senior editor
Our 18th voice is Naazish Yarkhan, a writer and editor who grew up in fairly secular family in Bombay, India and now lives in suburban Chicago. She tells the story of celebrating Eids in her native country then and how much more joyous it is for her now in the United States. Immigrant communities celebrate together, she says, and brings the richness of various traditions and festivities to their adopted home.
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