This weekend is Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice in Islam. Hamada and Noor both said blood will “run down the street” on Saturday. In the meantime, butchers have been busy around town preparing for the holy days.
Tomorrow I’m making meatballs to accompany Francesca’s spaghetti for our own little feast.
One of the larger butcher shops in Luxor has been busy this week
The butcher shop directly adjacent to the school. Note the hookah in the bottom-right corner
A butcher shop and lambs in waiting in downtown Luxor
A boy watches over sheep waiting for the butcher in downtown Luxor