Somali event celebrates culture and offers resources

Somali EID event Oct 26, 2013

Somali EID event Oct 26, 2013

Somali Community and friends are invited to an educational and fun event this Saturday, October 26, 2013, 3 to 6 P.M. at the Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S. Myrtle St., Seattle.

FREE Food & Refreshments!
Hosted by: Somali Family Safety Task Force; Celebrating and Educating Families and Communities. Phone: 206-386-1921

There will be information about:
• Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare)
• FREE Programs
• Valuable Resources
• Upcoming Community Events
And more!

Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice): one of the most important festivals in the Muslim calendar. EID lasts for three days and commemorates Ibraham’s (Abraham) willingness to obey God by sacrificing his son. Muslims believe the son to be Ishmael rather than Isaac as told in the Old Testament. Ishmael is considered the forefather of the Arabs. According to the Koran, Ibrahim was about to sacrifice his son when a voice from heaven stopped him and allowed him to sacrifice a ram instead.

For more on Somali culture and health resources, go to http://ethnomed.org/culture/somali/somali-homepage/ or http://somaliculture.org/