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Celebrating in Style: Eid ul Adha at Yale

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Celebrating in Style: Eid ul Adha at Yale

By Lina Goelzer 

There’s something about buying a new outfit or pulling out your finest attire that puts you in the holiday spirit. For Muslims around the world, Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul Adha (the two major Islamic holidays) are a time to celebrate, look their best, and feel their best.  

Muslim Yalies are no exception; Eid ul Adha fell on Monday, September 12th this year, and many students skipped class to dress up and attend an Eid prayer with New Haven locals at Lighthouse Point Park. The following week, on September 20th, the entire Yale community was invited to the annual Eid Banquet, which attracts hundreds of people every year. Attendees are instructed to wear their best “cultural and formal attire,” and never fail to disappoint.

Scroll through to see some of the best style from the Eid ul Adha holiday and the Eid Banquet!

 Susan Aboeid and Ladan Mohamed pulled out their prettiest pastels for Eid day, while Shumayl Syed went for an autumnal burgundy.

Susan Aboeid and Ladan Mohamed pulled out their prettiest pastels for Eid day, while Shumayl Syed went for an autumnal burgundy.

 The girls of the class of 2019 did not shy away from patterns and prints.

The girls of the class of 2019 did not shy away from patterns and prints.

 Muhammad Khan and Mustafa Malik, wearing traditional South Asian attire, show that stiff collars and subtle embroidery can go a long way.

Muhammad Khan and Mustafa Malik, wearing traditional South Asian attire, show that stiff collars and subtle embroidery can go a long way.

 Rehab Abdel-Wahab and Ishrat Mannan opt for loose, flowing elegance with glamorous metallic accents.

Rehab Abdel-Wahab and Ishrat Mannan opt for loose, flowing elegance with glamorous metallic accents.

 Hundreds gathered in Commons on September 20th for the annual Eid Banquet.

Hundreds gathered in Commons on September 20th for the annual Eid Banquet.

 Nico Religa and Anya Malik complement each other in traditional Indian outfits.

Nico Religa and Anya Malik complement each other in traditional Indian outfits.

 Aaminah B’hat shows off her intricately embroidered cultural attire from her summer in Morocco, while Lina Goelzer opts for burgundy and black with a touch of sparkle.

Aaminah B’hat shows off her intricately embroidered cultural attire from her summer in Morocco, while Lina Goelzer opts for burgundy and black with a touch of sparkle.

 Mustafa Malik and Ahmed Syed prove that vests are best in Pakistani attire with eye-catching metallic embroidery.

Mustafa Malik and Ahmed Syed prove that vests are best in Pakistani attire with eye-catching metallic embroidery.

 Susan Aboeid and Daad Sharfi prove that the possibilities are endless with metallics and with hijab styles.

Susan Aboeid and Daad Sharfi prove that the possibilities are endless with metallics and with hijab styles.

 Omair Khan and Kate Tana shimmer in their glossy cultural attire.

Omair Khan and Kate Tana shimmer in their glossy cultural attire.

 Last, but not least, Yale dining managed to look incredibly classy in black and white while making sure the Eid Banquet was a success.

Last, but not least, Yale dining managed to look incredibly classy in black and white while making sure the Eid Banquet was a success.