Happy Eid

4 January 2007 by Sam

3 people standing in museum atrium

Enes, Najib and Alex in World Museum Liverpool

We may all be back at work again after Christmas but the party spirit is set to continue at World Museum Liverpool, where a series of events are planned over the next 2 weekends to celebrate the Arabic festival of Eid al-Adha.

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.

This morning Najib Al-Hakimi came in to drum up some support for the festival, with the help of museum staff Enes Senussi and Alex Shears. Najib, from the Liverpool Arabic Centre, has co-ordinated the events, along with the Merseyside Yemini Community Association.

The events start with a party at the museum on Saturday 6 January from 12.30-4.30pm, featuring music from Manchester’s Al-Bawady Band and Sheffield’s Al-Nawares Band, traditional Yemini dancing, moderm dance workshops, drama, henna hand and face painting, a clown and much more.

The following weekend the Arabic Cultural Foundation have organised activities in the Weston Discovery Centre from 12.30-3.30pm on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 January. For more details see the What’s On listings for World Museum Liverpool.

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