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Almost every holiday has a symbol that most people associate it with. Christmas has the tree, Easter has the bunny, Thanksgiving got the turkey, Eid Alfitr got the lantern, and Eid Aladha has the sheep.
Today muslims around the world celebrated Eid Aladha, which is also known as the feast of sacrifice. It is a celebration “to honor the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ismail (Ishmael) as an act of submission to Allah’s command and his son’s acceptance to being sacrificed, before Allah intervened to provide Ibrahim with a Lamb to sacrifice instead”. Hence, muslims sacrifice certain animals, many choose sheep, and donate some of it to those in need.
The picture shows part of the decorations of a kids party celebrating Eid Aladha today.
Sometimes you realize how much you have changed when you come across an old picture, other times you recognize that you’ve changed when you take a picture of your lunch! Few years ago, I would never eat a roast beef sandwich even if I were starving for many reasons, one of them believing that I would not like it. Traveling have definitely made me more open to trying new things. I am grateful for that.
I came across this quote by Martin Yan, the host of the TV show Yan Can Cook. I liked it and loved to share it so here it is:
People who don’t travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what’s in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.
I wanted to start my very first post with this picture of a cars’ parking space on a college campus. Looking at it now might be intimidating to a lot of Saudi women who are not permitted to drive in Saudi yet, but I am hoping that soon it won’t be so. Though the struggle to get the right to drive seems an infinite one to many Saudi’s, but I think we’ll see the light at the end of the tunnel soon.