Following the Eid prayers, there will be a light breakfast at the masjid.
We have also arranged an Eid celebration on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Shorewood Park (940 N Main St., Salinas, CA 93901). We will a BBQ lunch and there will be jumpers for children.
The Eid al-Adha date is also in accordance with the Hajj authorities announcement of the Day of Arafah (the main day of Hajj) which is on Wednesday, September 23.
It is mustahabb (highly recommended) for those who are not pilgrims to fast on the Day of Arafah. The Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked about fasting on the day of 'Arafah. He said: "It expiates the sins (minor) of the past year and the coming year." [Muslim]
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