On this third day of Eid al-Adha, I hope you have had a Happy Eid so far, and that it continues well. I also wish you blessings on through the day and the rest of the year.
A Blessed and Happy Eid
to All Muslims Around the World!
!عيد مبارك وسعيد لجميع المسلمين في جميع أنحاء العالم
Some photos from the 3 days of Eid al-Adha this year (place cursor over photo for explanations and credits).
October 4, 2014:
October 5, 2014:
October 6, 2014:
For more information on Eid al-Adha (The Feast of the Sacrifice) use the search feature of the blog or review the relevant posts under the Celebrations category in the sidebar.
The Big Picture at the Boston Globe interposes pictures of Eid al-Adha with Yom Kippur, which overlapped this year: Observing rituals of Faith
More excellent pictures from Huffington Post UK: Eid al-Adha 2014 Celebrated By Muslims Across The World
In the spirit of interfaith celebrations, October 4, 2014 was also the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan Order, and Patron Saint of Animals and the Environment. His (failed) mission through the Holy Land, and ineffective attempt to convert the 4th Ayyubid Sultan of Egypt, al-Kamil (nephew of Saladin) in an effort to end the conflict of the Crusades, nonetheless left a positive legacy for Franciscans as representatives of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land. Huffington Post celebrates the 3 faith holy day with excellent photos of Jerusalem: Celebrating EidFrancisKippur! Jews, Muslims, And Christians All Have Holidays On Saturday, October 4th