Sunday, November 29, 2009

Getting back into the routine

I'm still recovering from the flu. I got back behind the wheel of the car today and drove Ibrahim to school. Eid is over, the kids are back to school and things are beginning to return to normal. The only thing left is to finish the drying and processing of the gadeed (dried meat), hopefully tomorrow.

Eid this year was strange. The government officially proclaimed Eid Adha to be on Thursday when everywhere else in the world celebrated it on Friday. Thursday morning the mosques made a feeble attempt to call people to Eid prayers but because most Libyans decided to celebrate Eid with the rest of the world on Friday, no one seemed interested in answering the call to prayer on Thursday. We celebrated on Friday, as did most Libyans.

There was also a debate this year in Libya over when Ramadan would end and Eid Fitr would begin. So both Eids; the two biggest holidays in the Muslim calendar, have been disrupted. It seems really weird not to have had Eid prayer this year.


  1. the only two holidays in muslim calendar, no?

  2. Anonymous... there are also the Islamic New Year and Prophet Mohamed's birthday (Meloud) to name a few.


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