Henna party kicks off Eid celebrations in Woodbury

October 29, 2012 at 5:40 am in Woodbury Bulletin

Noura Tobasi,4, of Woodbury gets a henna tattoo Thursday at the Islamic Society of Woodbury to kick off her Eid-Al-Adha celebration. The Muslim community celebrated the second greatest holiday of the year beginning Friday, Oct. 26. The festival commemorates the prophet Ibrahim’s, willingness to sacrifice his son to God. The holiday also marks the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca. Muslims observe the holiday by sacrificing an animal or donating to charity as an act of thanksgiving. Continue Reading