Wijdan Alruwaili’s ’19, management information systems
Wijdan Alruwaili’s holidays mostly fall in the summer, not winter. Alruwaili celebrates Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha in June and August, respectively, at his home in Saudi Arabia. Both holidays are similar to an American Christmas, during which businesses and schools are closed so relatives can gather to share meals and gifts
Eid al-Adha is called the “Festival of Sacrifice” and is one of the most important Islamic holidays of the year, followed by Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
“Eids last four days, and the first day is the most important for family gatherings,” Alruwaili says.