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Eid al Adha on October 15

From The Peninsula – Qatar:

Eid Al Adha on October 15

Sunday, 06 October 2013
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court yesterday announced that today is the first day of Dhul-Hijja, 1434 Hijri. The court said in a statement carried by Saudi Press Agency SPA that standing at Mount Arafat will be on October 14 and thus the first day of Eid Al Adha will fall on October 15

Why, you ask, are you printing this when You live in Pensacola?

Today, at TJMaxx, the Saudi woman in front of me was talking with the Palestinian woman behind me in line – they were talking about sweets and special dishes they were preparing for Eid. I grinned to myself and thought for a few minutes I was back in Kuwait or Qatar or even Saudi Arabia. But no, as we exited, each woman headed for her own car, and the Saudi woman drove competently and confidently out the parking lot. Only thing is, they were thinking Eid is on the 17th. Maybe it is the 16th, here?

The Peninsula also states that sheep are at a reasonable price leading up to the great sacrifice. I wonder where people but sheep in Pensacola? I wonder if it is legal to butcher them in your driveway? I am imagining the horror on the neighbors’ faces were that to happen. I am sure there is a halal butcher in town who is very busy this week and next 🙂

This is the only shop I could find specializing in Halal meats, and it is in Tallahassee, a good two and a half to three hours down the road.

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Possibly Four Winds has halal meats:

Four Winds International Food Market
6895-F N 9th Av, Pensacola, FL 32504

October 7, 2013 - Posted by | Eid, Pensacola

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