This past Sunday we celebrated the Eid al Fitr. Muslims have two main holidays, the Eid al Fitr and the Eid al Adha. The Eid al Fitr follows the holy month of Ramadan, and the Eid al Aldha follows the haj, or t he pilgramage to Mecca. On these holidays, the entire community gets together in the morning for a prayer which is followed by lots of feasting, gathering, and gift giving. It's an especially fun day for children, not unlike Christmas for my Christian brothers and sisters.
This was Yusef's first Eid! He didn't seem to have an opinion of it one way or another, and spent a great deal of the day sleeping. Oh, well someday, he'll look forward to it with glee and excitement like my other kids.
Yusef on Eid morning, getting ready to leave for the prayer
Yusef and Mama
Eid Mubarek everyone!