Qurbon Hayit

by Nathan Hamm on 1/20/2005 · 3 comments

I think I’ve got the date right. It’s tomorrow. I’m sure someone will correct me if I’m wrong.

Qurbon Hayit is known in much of the rest of the Islamic world as Eid ul-Adha. IWPR has a story on celebrations in Afghanistan.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see the holidy up close in Uzbekistan as I didn’t live with a host family. A few of my friends got the whole deal though, including one who has a whole stack of pictures of his family’s sheep sacrifice.

And, with the wonders of the internet, one can now turn to e-Qurban, which I find absolutely fascinating.

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student January 21, 2005 at 12:30 am

Yeah, you are right Nathan, it’s tomorrow.
Happy Eid ul-Adha to all muslims!
We are celebrating this holiday tomorrow at the university(sponsored by MSA: muslim student association and ISA:international students association.)
Qurbon bayram mubarak!

Nathan January 21, 2005 at 9:18 am

What do you think of the e-Qurbon?

Mark Hamm January 21, 2005 at 8:51 pm

Our moslem exchange student mentioned this. We were out looking for a Christmas tree. He said it reminded him of going out with his father to pick out an animal to slaughter.

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