Today is Eid al-Adha – the feast of the sacrifice. It’s one of (if not the) most important feasts in Islam celebrating Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son.
Isla has three days off school and the SH girls have gone home to celebrate with their families. Caleb had to work today and I had hoped to take the girls for a walk around the neighborhood to find some sheep, but Ruby’s been a bit sick and super cranky, so we had to settle for creating our own fun at home while everyone celebrated around us.
Isla’s been begging to do an art project that she can take to school to show her teacher but can’t for the life of her seem to tell me anything she’s learning about in class right now except the letter T… so I figured the four seasons would have to do.
We spent most of the afternoon playing outside and enjoying the amazing weather. The girls decided the balcony needed a good cleaning and we enjoyed watching the Eid celebrations going on in our neighborhood. It’s fun to see all the kids walk by in their brand new clothes and there has been a special call sounding from the mosque all day.
This is Beirut, so of course there are fireworks. There’s a new kind of firework I haven’t seen before… we saw several groups of little boys running around with these. Surely this is not the intended usage… but why in the world would you even invent something like this, and beyond that, why would you put it in the hands of your 7 year old!?!
To all my Muslim friends, I wish you a happy and peaceful Eid!!