Heritage Day tour on Eid ul-Adha explores Cape Muslim history

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Written by Yazeed Kamaldien

The Cape’s Muslim history and culture will be the focus of a Heritage Day tour next week when the national holiday coincides with Eid ul-Adha, an annual Islamic festival.

Eid ul-Adha marks the pilgrimage that Muslims are obliged to make to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, at least once in a lifetime if they are by the financial and physical means.

And every year on September 24, which marks national Heritage Day, locals are encouraged to learn about each other’s cultures.

Heritage Day this year falls on Eid ul-Adha, an annual Islamic festival. A local tour on the day will showcase the religious and cultural highlights to non-Muslims. Picture by Craig Fraser/Quivertree Heritage Day this year falls on Eid ul-Adha, an annual Islamic festival. A local tour on the day will showcase the religious and cultural highlights to non-Muslims. Picture by Craig Fraser/Quivertree

Kate Crane Briggs, a tour guide originally from England, has initiated a tour to explore Islamic heritage in the Cape on Eid ul-Adha.

Along with Bo-Kaap locals, she will take her tour group to a mosque…

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