Free family event at Merseyside Maritime Museum
Celebrate the colourful Arabic festival of Eid at Merseyside Maritime Museum on Saturday 22 December 2007 from 1200 to 1700 hours. Visitors will be entertained with traditional music from the River Nile band, free face-painting and hand henna sessions will also be on offer. Join in a host of free family activities and learn more about this vibrant festival from members of the Liverpool Arabic Centre.
Eid al-Adha is an Islamic period of thanksgiving which also marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Families and friends of all ages celebrate by dressing in their best clothes, exchanging presents and eating traditional food.