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The Islamic Society of Columbus will celebrate Eid, a festival of sacrifice, at kidscommons Tuesday with cultural displays, games and food.
The society previously has celebrated the festival at its mosque. This year, for the first time, it is inviting the community to participate to foster greater cultural and religious understanding.
Eid al-Adha commemorates God asking Abraham to sacrifice a son but intervening to allow Abraham to sacrifice a lamb instead.
Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid by sharing meals, especially with those in need, according to the Islamic Circle of North America.
The event at kidscommons,
309 Washington St., will include displays on Eid and a game of “Jeopardy” on Islamic traditions. The society also will offer Middle Eastern food, including fish, spicy rice, vegetables, kabobs, salad, pita bread and kafta, which is minced meat mixed with spices.
The event provides an opportunity for fun while allowing the community to learn more about Islamic culture and traditions and to witness how the local Muslim community celebrates Eid, said Hanna Omar, outreach coordinator for the Islamic Society of
Admission is $15 per person, $25 per couple or $40 per family. Tickets can be obtained at the door or by calling Omar at 347-615-1877.
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