Little Lamb Lots

dscf9665-1Ramadan is the month each year when Muslims worldwide fast from sun up to sun down as required by one of the five pillars of Islam. When it concludes, there is a three day celebration called Eid when food and family get togethers are plentiful.
100_2432-1The last week or so of Ramadan, “Little Lamb Lots” appear in empty parcels all over the city of Jeddah, much like fireworks sales lots for 4th of July or Christmas tree sales lots during December in the states. The lambs (or goats or even cows) are brought into the city from nearby farms and are bought by Muslims, who will then divvy up the meat to share with family, neighbors, and those who are less fortunate.

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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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6 Responses to Little Lamb Lots

  1. Sonia says:

    Yummy!!! It brings back so many memories of childhood. When I saw the first qurbani (slaughter of the lamb on Eid ul Adha) I couldn’t eat for 1 week. My grandpa used to make me take the meat to less fortunate people in the neighborhood. Ah, I used to get 2 weeks worth of exercise in one day. I really love the subjects of your photographs which gives us the feel of everyday life in Saudi. Thanks!

  2. babooshka says:

    Always so fascinating.

  3. Steffi says:

    Really great and interesting photos!

  4. Hi Washaw and Untapd – Thanks for stopping by and commenting. And Washaw, I actually was raised Presbyterian, which was right next door to the United Methodist Church and my best friend’s dad was the pastor there!

  5. untapd says:

    Very interesting!

  6. washaw says:

    Really interesting, love the charity part. Ramadan (not reading about it on wiki) sounds a little like my advent period leading up to Easter which last 40 days (not counting Sundays). It ends with Good Friday where the “lamb” of God is killed, Holy week and some serious celebrations. But you are probably a United Methodist just like me and know all this already. ha ha

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