People have been preparing for the upcoming Tabaski celebration for weeks now and today is finally the BIG day!
Of the two great celebrations, Ramadan and Tabaski, the latter is generally the favourite one, as everybody gets to eat meat. It’s the day when every family slaughters a male animal, (or more, depending on your financial situation) – preferably a ram. If you can’t slaughter a ram (they’re immensely expensive at this time a year), you can slaughter a buck, a bull or a camel – and if you can’t afford any of those either, your last option is a rooster.
This picture was taken from the archives and is posted in honor of an old friend of mine, who loves her country but lives far away from it. If all goes well, I hope to visit her family.