Commencing before sunrise today, the festivities and traditions of the Eid al-Adha holiday brought together the Shatila community . CYC staff, with friends and family, joined others at the crack of dawn to visit local Palestinian cemeteries, where thousands commemorated the lives of loved-ones.
Following these visits, the center hosted a breakfast, assembling a large group of CYC affiliates to share plates of food and words of warmth.
With full stomachs, many from this same group proceeded to walk through the camp, exchanging holiday greetings with whomever they crossed paths with and visiting countless families in their homes. Such is the spirit of the holiday—a time of togetherness and a celebration of life past and present.