Eid Mubarak

Today is the first day of the four day celebration of Eid Al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, which begins on the 10th day of Duh al-hijjah of the Hijra calendar. Today many Muslim families in Riyadh will safrifice a sheep, to honor the submission of prophet Ibrahim to Allah’s will by scrificing his firstborn son Ishmael, only to find that a ram has taken Ishmael’s place. Each household will share one third of the meat with neighbours and friends and one third with the poor.

This event also marks the end of Hajj, the month of pilgrimage.