Today is the start of the Eid Al Adha holiday for Muslims all around around the world. For more information on Eid Al-Adha read this very interesting article about the feast in Libya. Unfortunately I won’t be spending Eid here in Libya, so won’t be able to see some of the things spoken about in the article.
It is funny that the Eid celebrations are usually a cue for many expats to go away for a few days. In the four Eids in my two years in Muslim countries, I’ve only spent one the country (This year for Eid Al-Fitr). Even the one I did spend here, I ended up travelling down to the Acacus mountains.
This time round, I will be going home to South Africa for these days (passport renewal is due and the embassy here doesn’t process renewals). It will be a welcome trip home as I won’t be able to spend Christmas with my family, so will use these four days to spend as much time with as possible.
So, to close things off, I wish all Muslim a happy Eid Al-Adha!