Community History Collection
Speaker: Hussain, Abida, - , Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: , Interviewer,
Summary of interview item: Describes celebrating Eid [the end of Ramadan] in Leicester. Mentions preparing food, giving presents and fasting. Explains there are several Eids celebrating different occasions, and the problems of agreement on exact times. Describes cooking of lamb, how this is done differently in Pakistan and England, also the idea of distributing it to the poor. Describes the atmosphere in Pakistan and contrasts it with low-key, mainly home–based celebrations in Leicester.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1990s, 2000s
Recording Date: 26/8/1993
Playing time: 20 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
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