I drove a bit in Lahore this eid and traveled to Sialkot. This year's eid theme seemed to be "firearms". Everywhere I went, boys were on the streets playing with toy guns of all shapes and sizes. I wonder what relevance firearms have with eid celebrations. Maybe the reason is that since adults do aerial firing in celebration, kids also follow suit. But are the parents asleep or does this make perfect sense to them? Why aren't the kids playing regular sports? Oh, sorry, there are no playgrounds left in most of the country. I am intrigued as to how this choice of toys becomes uniform across cities, though. Is there like a great big Facebook group of all Pakistani kids who post there and agree to play with firearms this eid?
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