The colourful Arabic festival of Eid al-Adha is being celebrated with free public events at the World Museum Liverpool.
Pictured: Najib Al-Hakimi of the Liverpool Arabic Centre and Arabic Cultural Foundation
Eid al-Adha is an Islamic period of thanksgiving which also marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. It is celebrated by families and friends of all ages wearing best clothes, giving presents, eating and playing.
Two public events celebrate Eid at World Museum Liverpool.
Between 1230 and 1600 hours on Saturday 6 January 2007 the Liverpool Arabic Centre holds a series of events in the lower horseshoe gallery.
Between 1230 and 1530 hours members of the Arabic Cultural Foundation have events on Saturday 13 January and Sunday 14 January 2007, at the Weston Discovery Centre. Those running the event will bring costumes, incense and cultural items.
They are available to answer questions from visitors about Eid. An exhibition of children’s art is being staged and young people will give karate demonstrations in the museum’s entrance atrium at 1300 and 1400 hours on both days