This evening marks the start of the Festival of the Sacrifice (عید الاضحى/Eid al-Adha in Arabic and عید قربان/Eid-i Qurbān in Persian), celebrated every year by Muslims at the end of the Hajj. عید مبارک, and if you’re interested in learning more, you might want to start with this blog’s first عید قربان post from two years ago.
Sundown today is the start of Yom Kippur, so for those who are Jewish, have an easy fast. I have no interesting linguistic story to tell here, since Persian and Hebrew aren’t related the way Hebrew and Arabic are, but I thought you might want to see the holiday written in Persian (see the title, it’s yawm kīppūr).
With today marking the beginning of the Hajj, I thought I’d rerun this blog’s first post on Hajj and other pilgrimage vocabulary.