Originally Posted by Kleio
What is the aqeeqah ceremony?
Aqeeqah involves sacrificing a goat or lamb on behalf of the child on the seventh day after birth. It is giving thanks to Allah for the gift of a child. The meat is distributed to the poor, or it can be used to arrange a feast to which the poor as well as relatives and friends are invited.
Also the head of the baby is shaved and circumcision for boys.