This week is Eid al-Adha, the second of the Islamic religion’s biggest holidays of the year (the first being Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, a month of religious fasting). This Eid is also referred to as the Feast of Sacrifice, and a big part of the holiday is that Muslims will sacrifice (or purchase a slaughtered animal) and give away meat to people in need and families.

Eid al-Adha is most likely taking place on the evening of Sunday, June 16 into the daytime of Thursday, June 20. In honor of the holiday, Austin restaurants and food businesses are offering food specials; and organizations are hosting events.

Usta Kababgy

9310 North Lamar Boulevard, North Lamar; 1400 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Suite 110, Round Rock

For the first two days of Eid, the halal Mediterranean restaurant will offer two special dishes. There’s the mansaf, the national dish of Jordan consisting of layered bread, rice, and lamb; and the stuffed chicken.

When: TBD based on when Eid actually takes place, but will be available on the first two days.

How to Order: Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Nanny’s Point


The halal home catering business is accepting orders for Eid. Expect items like pakoras, pakoras, samosas, and chaat, plus sandwiches, kabobs, and rolls.

How to Order: Instagram direct message or text (346) 704-6339.

ATX Eid Fest

Travis County Expo Park, 7311 Decker Lane, far northeast Austin

Several mosques in the Austin area — Islamic Center of Greater Austin, North Austin Muslim Community Center, Georgetown Islamic Center, the Islamic Center of Round Rock, the Islamic Center of Hays County, Masjid Al-Noor in Manor, Nueces Mosque, Islamic Center of Brushy Creek, Islamic Center of Lake Travis, Quad City Islamic Center of North Austin, and and Maskid Al-Huda in Pflugerville — are throwing this second-ever Eid festival with family-friendly activities like a market, petting zoo, ferris wheel, horses, and, yes, halal food. All profits and proceeds will go towards humanitarian relief and aid efforts in Gaza.

When: Saturday, June 22, noon to 8 p.m.

How to Attend: Tickets are $20; there are 20 percent discounts for families of five or more with children over the age of four; and children three years old and younger can attend for free.

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