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High Food Prices Shrink Eid al-Adha Feasts for Some Middle Eastern Families

CAIRO—As the Middle East prepares to have fun the Islamic competition of Eid al-Adha, many throughout the area say they’ll’t afford the livestock for the customary sacrifice ritual and are reducing again on the household feast due to soaring food prices.

“Everyone I know who used to slaughter an animal is not doing it this year,” mentioned Attwa Mohammed, a 41-year-old trainer who lives together with his spouse and three kids in a small city in northern Egypt. “Prices have gone up by insane amounts everywhere.”

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