The Sacrifice Feast – Kurban Bayramı 4.10. – 7.10.2014
At the end of this week, it is time to start celebrating The Sacrifice Feast, Kurban Bayramı, which is held from the 4th of October till the 7th of October, 2014.
It is one of the oldest Islamic holidays in Turkey and it is based on the a story about Prophet Ibrahim, who showed his obedience to Allah to be even ready to sacrifice his one and only son.
During the Kurban Bayramı, families buy animals from the market areas and tradionally sacrifice these animals and they keep a one-third of it´s meat for themselves, share one-third to relatives and neighbours and give one-third to a poor family.
The Sacrifice Feast is an official four-day holiday in Turkey, so administration offices, schools, post offices, pharmacies and banks are closed from Friday afternoon till Wednesday, during this period of 4.10 – 7.10.2014, also some markets and public transportations may work on a special opening hours.