CBC News Calgary (Canada): StampEid Breakfast draws thousands for first post-pandemic celebration

Calgary’s Ismaili Muslim community hosted its annual StampEid breakfast, but this year it coincided with the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha.

The holiday, known as the “Festival of Sacrifice,” is often marked by communal prayers, large social gatherings and giving to those in need. According to organizers, an estimated 7,000 people attended this year’s free StampEid event on Saturday [July 9]. It is the 25th year the event has been put on, only taking a break during the pandemic.

Visitors were offered drinks and the sweet treat jalebi, bharazi (pigeon peas in a coconut-based sauce), crepes and toasts. “It’s a wonderful day today. we’ve got lots of warm weather, lots of crowd with lots of smiles,” said Alisha Kanji, one of the event organizers and member of the Ismaili Council of the Prairies.

Music, games for kids and mascots were all part of the menu at the 25th annual StampEid breakfast organized by the Ismaili community in Calgary. Image: Axel Tardieu/CBC
About 25 volunteers helped put on the annual Ismaili StampEid breakfast, according to organizers. Image: Axel Tardieu/CBC

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The Calgary Stampede (@calgarystampede) is an annual rodeo, exhibition, and festival held every July in Calgary, Canada. The event celebrates western heritage, cultures, and community spirit. More information here.

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