Celso joins Turkish community in Eid’l Adha feast PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 November 2011 17:15

Mayor Celso Lobregat today joins the Turkish community managing the Filipino Turkish Tolerance School (FTTS) celebrating Eid’l Adha, the feast of sacrifice by distributing beef meat to indigent families and other sectors.

Considered a tradition of the FTTS for the past several years, the distribution of the beef meat is a show of gratitude to the Zamboanguenos for their hospitality and friendship.

The Muslim world celebrates today, Nov, 7, Eid’l Adha, declared a non-working holiday in the country. The celebration is the feast of sacrifice or the culmination of the Islamic World’s Hariraya Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

As a practice, the Turkish community in Pitogo initiates the slaughtering of cattle as a form of sacrifice. The meat products are distributed to thousands of indigent families pre-screened by the School in coordination with the city government and barangay officials in selected communities. 

Mayor Lobregat will be allotted 400 bags of sacrificial beef meat for distribution to indigent families and other sectors after the ceremonial slaughter in Pitogo today.

Lobregat has hailed the management of the FTTS for sustaining the outreach activity and for helping promote good relationship between the Muslims and the Christians in the city.

The Turkish community slaughters hundreds of cows every year benefiting thousands of indigent families every Eid’l Adha. — Sheila Covarrubias