Lamb for Christmas Dinner

Ivan & the leg of lamb

We had our Christmas dinner at the Muslim Meat Place. Above you see DH with his leg of lamb. I’d like to think we had a sort of multi-cultural celebration, since Eid Ul-Adha is also taking place at this time, and we did choose to eat in a Muslim restaurant. Eid Ul-Adha is the Islamic festival of sacrifice and also the end of Hajj. It commemorates Ibrahim/Abraham’s sacrifice of his son. Muslims observe the festival by sacrificing a lamb and sharing food with family, friends & the poor.

So there we were, the only Westerners, celebrating a Christian holiday, in a Muslim restaurant surrounded by Chinese – who could have been Atheist, Christian, Muslim or Buddhist.

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