Friday. The F word that makes me look forward the weekdays to end. Technically it is still a weekday… but here in Middle East Friday and Saturday are the weekends. And this week is the EID holidays so we don’t have work.
Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى ʿīd al-aḍḥā, [ʕiːd ælˈʔɑdˤħæː], “Festival of the Sacrifice”), also called the “Sacrifice Feast” or “Bakr-Eid”, is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God‘s command, before God then intervened, through his angel Jibra’il (Gabriel) and informs him that his sacrifice has already been accepted. The meat from the sacrificed animal is preferred to be divided into three parts. The family retains one third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors; and the remaining third is given to the poor and needy.
At first, I really don’t have an idea of the Muslim festivities – but as years go by I was able to learn more and more about their faith and celebrations. It is just a matter of mutual respect with each other’s beliefs.
I learned that if you’re working in a multi-cultural environment all you need is RESPECT and understanding. There will always be differences and miscommunication is another topic but sometimes you just have to open your mind and accept the fact that what you know is not proper maybe normal for others.
But yeah, cutting this post short… it’s the weekend and yehey it’s gonna be a long one! :)