For the first time ever on Tuesday, a Muslim holiday with ancient roots is being celebrated at U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis.
The holiday, which commemorates the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son at the command of God, is known as Eid Al-Adha. The celebration at the home of the Minnesota Vikings, expected to draw 20,000, is being called "Super Eid." A group of mosques that typically hold individual prayers plans to come together for one big festival — and they're inviting people of all faiths.
Imam Asad Zaman had a word of advice for curious people who might want to attend: "If somebody shoves some food in front of you, just eat it. That should be the way to go."
Zaman, executive director of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, is one of the organizers of the event. He said the Muslim community is excited about the joint celebration.