There is one thing every Nigerian looks forward to during the Eid-El-Kabir celebration/ Sallah holidays – the ‘hunt for meat’.
As a matter of fact, there is a process attached to this ‘Sallah meat hunt’ and it goes thus:
- 1. Identify your generous Muslim friends.
Don’t be fooled. Not every Muslim is interested in having people over for Sallah. Some celebrate Eid el Kabir by killing rams so they can stock up meat for the rest of the year. Ensure you know which of your friends are generous and which of them will most likely celebrate big.
- 2. Keep in touch with them months before Sallah.
See, this is a serious matter. You can’t go around calling people at the last minute. It is imperative that you call to check on your Muslim friends. Find out how they’re doing. Don’t forget to drop hints about their incoming Sallah meat. This aids T.O.M.R (Top Of Mind Remembrance).
- 3. Buzz them days before Sallah
A lot of people are calling at this point to secure their meat slots. You need to ensure that you are not displaced. Your labour must not be in vain.
- 4. Find out how, where and when it’s going down.
Will they be throwing a party? Will they be having strictly family over or a ‘just come and eat setting’? You have to know these things in order to plan and dress appropriately for the occasion.
- 5. Show up.
If you don’t, someone else will.
- 6. Eat as much as you can. Also, get a bowl ready.
Sallah meat happens once in a year. Don’t waste people’s food. Bring your plastic bowls along if you can.
- 7. Share your abundance with those who don’t have Muslim friends.
Not everyone is as lucky as you are. Many don’t have the strength to go through this process, hence, it is will be nice if you put these people in your thoughts when you’re ‘taking away’ your Sallah abundance.
- 8. Say thank you to your Muslim friends.
If you don’t, you are a weist! in Chigul’s voice
Happy Sallah Guys!
Save some meat for us!