The economics of Eidi – Pakistan


Eidi is living her first life as adults see it as an important tool for training young people in financial management.

It is the time of year again. Toddlers, newly adjusted children of all ages, dressed in freshly made costumes will roam the streets, labeled interesting notes collected from neighbors and relatives near and far.

Confidently armed with energy, they ransacked nearby shops, picking up sweets and toys they had been yearning for all year.

You see, what makes i Choti (small) Eid, called Meethi Eid, an event greater than its sombre counterpart, i Eid-ul-Azha – at least in the eyes of children – are traditional financial gifts called ‘Eidi. ‘

Ivermicelli sweet soaked in milk is called Sheer Khorma in our worlds and sweets swapped between friends and family to mark this event event certainly makes for a fun deal, but the money remains masterful though or perhaps because of the difficulty it plays. More about it later.

When does it begin Ramadan such as the statistics of who observed how many fasts reached a climax among children about the amount Eidi found, stored, disposed of, stored, confiscated and in some cases drawn from things that can be avoided but play hard to find adults. Depending on the social background of both the beneficiary and the beneficiaries, the above consideration falls into a number of contexts.

A lesson in finance

In richer circles, children are able to store everything they own Eidi. However, in the most stressful of budgetary situations, children get a start in life economics – taxpayer logic, moderate collection, restitution, redistribution to assess against wealth, and how to avoid that dreadful cycle of debt.

Here’s how it works: as soon as the baby gets it Eidi, the taxpayer, usually the mother, begins to wander, wanting to know the amount and the source. The stronger the family budget, the higher the tax rate.

This is an early lesson in this verse as it prepares them for what awaits them in their marriage. Since parents spend a lot of money on their children’s weddings, financial gifts are called money salami in this case it is expected that it will be delivered to the treasury. The logic here is the same – it is something parents have given for years as wedding gifts that have been returned. There Eidi worries, apart from children, women in the family, especially daughters and daughters-in-law are eligible for any age.

Brotherly conflicts with gender also come in and Eidi it may be among the few places where girls receive special treatment. There is no number for Salams by the boys can even match one adab she is a baby girl, when it comes to melting aunts ‘hearts and freeing uncles’ pockets.

This is the time of year when the number of relatives, living and visiting, is calculated diligently in the hope of surpassing your competing siblings or cousins. While everyone is always counting and telling Eidicomments by ‘victims’ and regular announcements by key robbers.

Children are like nations — or otherwise?

Different wages do not always correspond to expenditure. Others are trained by the traumatic experience of the past when mom refused to support a toy beyond Eidi-based shopping and save money. Others continue with their motives hateli pay aai; gali mein khai [from fist to the street in a jiffy] ways. Here again, the push and pull between instant gratification of ice cream and sweets, and durable items such as books and electronics are fully displayed.

None of this suggests that Eid together Eidi nothing but economics and bookkeeping. On the contrary, certain monetary principles have played a major role in the celebration of Eid. A sharp note takes on a higher value than a brown, wrinkled note, and in the short term, the demand for change is higher than the high denomination debt.


Some historians follow the tradition of Eidi back to the time of Fatimid when the emperor distributed monetary gifts among his subjects, especially the highest human rights sectors. Tradition since then has seen many changes, such as the introduction of food and clothing supplies as Eidi. Recently, globalization has led to a multiracial trade union Eidi isn’t it.

Communication tools, gaming tools, home appliances, gift coupons, cryptocurrency and NFTs all wrestle to replace old money like money. Eidi. Traditional Thai gifts or sweets also face competition from exotic items such as chocolates, Turkish entertainment and southeastern Baklava with the help of staff mobility and ease of communication.

However, in most Muslim areas, Eidi survives in its original state as adults see it as an important tool for training young people in financial management.

Giving and sharing

On a continent where festivals are celebrated and entertained by universal bonhomie, Communism and identity politics unfortunately have ghettoise festivals such as Eid, Diwali, Christmas, Baisakhi, and Navroz, etc.

Maybe it’s time to tell Munshi Premchand’s story “Eidgah.” It shows an orphan named Hamid who gets three pies Eidi to her grandmother, Amina, to go buy sweets or enjoy a ride on the show. Hamid instead buys a dast panah [pair of tongs] with him Eidi so that her grandmother would not sing her fingers while she did iichapati for him.

For the past two years, the necessary social mobility due to the Covid-19 epidemic has paid off in another popular Eid tradition – hugging while wishing Eid Mubarak well. This year, politicians are doing their best to organize Chand Raat in their quest for power.

Pray for another young Hamid or Hina to use theirs Eidi lighting the lamps of hope. As Saghar Siddiqui solemnly stated:chiragh-e-Toor jalao bara andhera hey”(Shine Sinai, it is very dark).

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