Idul Adah

September 1 was Idul Adah, the Muslim ‘Day of Sacrifice’ celebration.  It is day to commemorate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac.  On this day, Muslim’s sacrifice (mostly) goats and a few beef cattle.  The meat is then divided three ways: a third to the family that owns the animal, a third to their extended family, and a third to the poor.  Just down the street from the office was a home that was sacrificing five goats.




Dividing up the meat



The hides

I suspect we will not see a lot of goat sacrificing back in the US… A great experience to see it here, though.  Should be some nice fresh ‘kambing’ at the sate places!


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