We left our empty hostel around 10AM for a day of walking around Mahdia, hopeful that we'd witness some of the festivities of Eid al-Adh firsthand.
It wasn't long before we found several trails of blood in the streets. They led to more than one family completing the sacrifice of their lamb for the holiday.
We witnessed several people mopping bloodied floors inside their houses (to drains near the doors). Yesterday we learned that the sacrifice generally occurs in the home. It was pretty intense to witness the carnage. Though we didn't get any photos of the families cleaning inside, we did capture this little girl cleaning up; she seemed to be playing more than anything!
In keeping with our endless kitty photos, while we rested on a park bench during midday we heard a yowling we couldn't locate for a good ten minutes. Then, we looked up:
We continued our walk around the peninsula, following the tranquil shoreline. There was quite a bit of trash littering the otherwise beautiful area.
After our walk we headed back to town; there is a cafe nearby with free wifi from which I am posting this. Along the way we managed to get permission to snap a few photos of the people.
This is the view in front of the cafe:
In a few minutes we'll head home to get some rest, the massive amphitheater at El Jem is up tomorrow!