My husband took me to the largest Bird and Animal Souk/Market in Jeddah. It is far south (we live north), so it was a bit of a trek to get there. But it was definitely worth the long drive. The souk has areas designated for different types of animals – all kinds of birds, rabbits, goats and lambs, and cows and camels. There was especially an abundance of thousands of goats and lambs because today is a religious holiday called Eid al Adha – marking the celebration of the end of the annual pilgrimmage Hajj. Traditionally families celebrate by sharing food with others, and a favorite is lamb and goat.
Wishing my Muslim friends around the world a Happy Eid!