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Kurban Bayramı
Turkey

Kurban Bayramı 2019 and 2020

What is known as Eid al-Adha in most Muslim countries is often called “Kurban Bayrami” in Turkey. It is also known as the “feast of sacrifice”.

YearDateDayHoliday
201911 Aug to 14 AugSun to WedKurban Bayramı Holiday
202031 Jul to 3 AugFri to MonKurban Bayramı Holiday

Kurban Bayrami is the Muslim holiday that looks back to the time, according to the Koran, when Ibrahim was commanded by Allah to sacrifice his son Ishmael. It is said that Ibrahim went to do it but was prevented by Allah at the last moment. Muslims celebrate Ibrahim willingness to obey Allah in even such an extreme test.

After morning prayers, a sheep, goat, cow, or even camel will be sacrificed for the feast. Some of the meat will be given to the poor.

People will also buy new clothes and give their old clothes to the poor. And they will also go visiting family and friends. The festivities last for four and a half days in Turkey.

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