June 23, 2018 3:44 am

The sacrifice feast of Kurban Bayram is one of the oldest Islamic holidays in Turkey. It commemorates the story about Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) who showed obedience to God by agreeing to sacrifice his son. The Sacrifice Feast comes about 70 days after the Ramazan Festival. According to old belief it is unlucky to get married or start a new business in the period between these two holidays. The belief is to give one-third of a sacrificed animal’s meat to the poor, and share two -thirds of the meat between the family and neighbours. Nowadays Turkish people also choose to donate the money they would spend on buying an animal to the charities, army, education programmes and organizations instead.

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