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