Our Boyses Correspondent
Thousands of devotees across the country observed the national ritual of getting stuck in Murree starting last Eid.
The ritual starts the second day of Eid and can go up to one entire week. The devotees come primarily from the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, though the largest demographic within is a sect called the Boyses. Though there are many smaller but significant sects that are also present, most notably the married-this-year-couples and family-with-genius-uncle-who-suggested-plan.
The devotees are seen to be in 6-mile-long lines of bumper-to-bumper automobile traffic, where they are waiting for the main ritual of arguing with third-tier hotel managers and seeing if they could pay a two hundred percent premium on a room that would otherwise have been empty barring a very brief period in the summer.
Some within the throng of devotees, however, will choose to renounce their faith in the sect and vow never to repeat this religious journey even again in the lives, a vow that they will repeat when they will be here next year and the year after that and so on.