Saturday, December 06, 2008

Aid El-Kebir

My sister, who lives in Rabat, Morocco, informed us that Rabat was briefly mentioned in the news, via this CNN story. They're gearing up in Morocco for Aid El-Kebir, the Feast of the Lamb, a religious holiday in which about five million sheep will be sacrificed. Their neighbor has offered to kill a lamb in their backyard for free for my sister and her husband- apparently, this can be costly. I think she intends to be out of the house when this happens!

4 comments:

Holly said...

I'm kind of dumbstruck.

rufus said...

Yeah, I'd imagine the sheep are too.

gregvw said...

Pardon my ignorance, but does sacrificing a sheep still mean killing it but not eating it?

Rufus said...

I think they're eating them- I'm probably wrong, but I thought this might be a feast for the returning pilgrims.