Eid al-Adha 2017: When is it? Everything you need to know about the Muslim holiday | The Independent

Eid al-Adha, or ‘the feast of the sacrifice’, is the second Eid festival of the calendar year, which honours Ibrahim’s commitment to God when ordered to offer up his only son – not named in the Qu’ran as Ismail but widely accepted in Islamic literature as so – as a sacrifice. As he prepared to carry out the act, Satan appeared to Ibrahim attempting to deter him from his task, but the devout man threw stones to repel the devil.

 

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The Seven Edible ‘S’ Foods of the Persian New Year | Bay Area Bites | KQED Food

Happy Nowruz & happy Spring equinox! Iranians, Pakistanis, Afghans and many other cultures celebrate the Persian New Year, or Nowruz on the first day of the Spring Equinox. Families across the world elaborately decorate a table in their home with different foods, each symbolizing something good to come in the new year.

Source: The Seven Edible ‘S’ Foods of the Persian New Year | Bay Area Bites | KQED Food