Monday, November 14, 2011

Festival of Sacrifice

 
A couple of goats being fattened up for the recent Eid al-Adha holiday on the only grass patch in Al Ain for miles.

According to Wikipedia, this important religious holiday is to commemorate the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide him with a sheep to sacrifice instead. This tradition accounts for more than 100 million slaughtering of animals in only 2 days of Eid - Yikes!

3 comments:

Leif Hagen November 15, 2011 at 7:59 AM  

Very interesting to learn about other traditions and see the daily life across the globe!

Mezba (RWM) November 15, 2011 at 7:23 PM  

Wow - a parking lot in Abu Dhabi that's actually empty! :-)

AbuDhabiDailyPhotographer November 15, 2011 at 9:50 PM  

That's because it's in Al Ain not Abu Dhabi :)

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