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Cary, NC – The Town of Cary will join 1.8 billion people worldwide in celebrating two Eids or “festivals” next weekend.
On October 9, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, the Cary Eid Festival, an American Holiday Event, will commemorate Eid al-Fitr (Festival of Feasts) and Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) with a bazaar, food, music, arts and dance from all over the world to celebrate the two Muslim holidays. There is no admission fee from 11 a.m.–noon; after 12 p.m., admission is $4 for adults and kids 12 and under are free.
“Come join this multi-ethnic ‘Festival Without Borders,” said Lyman Collins, Cultural Arts Manager. “This is another family-friendly opportunity to celebrate the integrations of various faiths, beliefs and practices.”
The mission of the N.C. Eid Festival, Inc. is to “bridge the communities of various faiths, beliefs, and practices by promoting the Eid Festival as an American Holiday Event”.
As part of the festivities, local middle and high schools and arts and cultural organizations will present classical orchestra, choir, music and dances from Lebanon, Puerto Rico, Turkey, China, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ireland and Scotland. A piece of art will be presented to the Town of Cary from a designated Muslim country as a token of thanks for its sponsorship.
More than 9 million Muslims in the United States celebrate Eids along with over one billion people around the world in more than 100 countries on each continent.
For more upcoming events in Cary, visit the Calendar.
Photo from NcEidFestival.org.