Tobaski is a Muslim holiday that takes place mid-November. It commemorates the discipline Abraham showed when he willingly attempted to sacrifice his son. Before he could carry through with the command, God stopped him and provided a Ram to be sacrificed instead.
I helped my family skin the goat and prepare the meat to be cooked. The first thing eaten was the liver followed by the ribs, and other organs. These were complemented with an onion, garlic mustard sauce that was quite tasty. Lunch was served with meat, potatoes, and some veggies. It seriously felt like thanksgiving because the food did not stop coming. I went around to greet the village and was offered meat at every household. No kidding, for the next week all we ate was left over meat until all of it was gone. I can officially say I have tried goat testicles. You're jealous, I know!
|With my brothers and host mom|
|Tobaski outfit with the girls|