Monday, November 15, 2010

No Schools and Works on November 16

November 16, 2010 is marked as a  Muslim holiday requiring private and government establishments to close in union with the Muslim community.

While I have no classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I am however glad that it shall be a non - working holiday making students and employees rest for the day.

But, what do Muslims celebrate on November 16, 2010? We call it the Eid - Al - Adha or Feast of the Sacrifice and Holidaypedia define as follows:

This Muslim holiday, celebrated during the time of the annual hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca, marks the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael, as commanded by God. The day is consecrated with an animal sacrifice, of which one-third is shared with the poor while the other two-thirds is enjoyed with family and friends.
Definition provided by Holidaypedia

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