Eid-al Adha in Saudi Arabia

Amanda Geagea and Emily Brown

Layla Alrifayi

17 years old
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She lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

She lives in an apartment with her Grandmother, mother, father, and brother

She follows the religion of Islam

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Eid-al Adha

is a sacrificial Holiday to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah's command to sacrifice his son Ishmael. However he did not actually sacrifice his son, but two sheep instead.

Riyadh does not really decorate for the holiday but focuses more on family and feasting.

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Many people take part in the Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca)

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Over 2 million Muslims in S Arabia to celebrate Eid al-Adha
Goat qurbani 2011 2 of 2 goats

Layla's mother made a cake in shape of a lamb.

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For the next two days Amanda and Emily's days consisted of similiar events with Layla's family.

Celebrated at different time each year, corresponds with the Islamic Calendar

Because it is a national holiday, it typically lasts 3 days. Some people take the week off to celebrate it. People travel all over the country to celebrate it with family and friends.

Here are the past and future dates of Eid-al Adha:

Eid-al- Adha 2015

Thursday, Sep. 24th 2015 at 1:30pm

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

At the Alrifayi household. Come right after prayer at Mosque.

Please bring a dish.

Eid-al Adha reminded Emily and Amanda of Christmas

Similiar to Christmas Eid-al Adha involves taking time off to pray and partake in religous services as well as visiting family and friends and feasting.
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