Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Eid Al-Adha 2013: Feast of Sacrifice

Eid Al-Adha, also called the festival of sacrifice, is a four day Muslim holiday that celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael before God sent a ram in his place.  It is one of the most important holidays on the Muslim calendar. American Muslims observe the holiday today, October 15th.

In commemoration, Muslims around the world usually slaughter sheep or cattle. The Guardian has a excellent slide show with a few photographs showing some of that sacrificial offering.

Other resources for the holiday include:

Below, boys lead  rams to the Atlantic Ocean where they will wash them in preparation for the Eid Al-Adha feast in Senegal.

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