Eid is a good time for business, according to Matar, who benefits from people buying his sheep for sacrificial offerings. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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As Lebanon gets ready to celebrate Eid al-Adha, cities across the country are hosting festivals and events to mark the occasion.In Downtown Beirut, the Islamic philanthropic organization Irshad and Islah is hosting a three-day Eid festival. Maha Halabi, the Beirut festival's organizer, said this year marks the seventh edition of the event, which has been held since 2011 .Halabi said Irshad and Islah is also organizing another Eid al-Adha festival in Mount Lebanon's Dohat Aramoun. The festival, which is happening for the first time in area, will take place Wednesday through Friday and will host activities similar to the one held in Beirut.This year, Tripoli is witnessing its first Eid al-Adha festival, organized by the city's MP Dima Jamali.
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