January 9, 2006 - Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center - Season’s Greetings…
January 9, 2006

Season's Greetings...

Season’s Greetings…

Platform Garanti
Contemporary Art Center
Istiklal Cad. No: 276 Beyoglu
Istanbul, 34340 Turkey
Tel: 90 212 293 23 61
Fax: 90 212 293 30 71 www.platform.garanti.com.tr

Season’s Greetings…
Eid al-Adha or Feast of Sacrifice (January 10th 2006) is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar. It concludes the Pilgrimage to Mecca. Eid al-Adha 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.

The feast re-enacts Ibrahim’s obedience by sacrificing a cow or ram. The family eats about a third of the meal and donates the rest to the poor.

Platform Garanti
Contemporary Art Center
Istiklal Cad. No: 276 Beyoglu
Istanbul, 34340 Turkey
Tel: 90 212 293 23 61
Fax: 90 212 293 30 71 www.platform.garanti.com.tr

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