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Aid Kabir November 29, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — kgnorman @ 9:34 PM

Two weeks ago, Morocco celebrated one of the biggest holy days on the Islamic calendar, referred to here as the “Aid Kabir.” It seems every household (at least in this country) is expected to slaughter a sheep in commemoration of the one slaughtered by Abraham long ago. It’s a very meaningful sacrifice, and the eating and celebration that comes afterward is a time that really brings families together. The meat (and many other parts, often not used by Americans:) ) will feed a lot of people for a long time!

Here are some pictures of the process as we saw it over that holiday weekend (be warned; they’re rather graphic):

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(post-and slideshow!-by Keely–hooray! 🙂 )


2 Responses to “Aid Kabir”

  1. Heather D Says:

    So, you obviously tried the sheep’s head, right?! Yum:)

  2. Laura A Says:

    So my mom has been visiting Africa on and off over the past few years, and the last time she was there she ate a lot of goat. She was telling my brother, Evan, about this. So for Christmas here comes Evan with a LIVE GOAT! Logan and Evan slaughtered it in my mom’s backyard in Maryland and we ate it for Christmas dinner! CRAZY! I miss you guys!

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