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Four day Kurban Bayramı starts on Tuesday

Tuesday marks the start of Kurban Bayramı, also known as Eid al-Adha and the Feast of Sacrifice. It is one of two important religious holidays in Islam, the other being Ramazan Bayramı after the month-long fast. In Muslim-majority states such as Turkey, the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, Pakistan and Azerbaijan, Kurban Bayramı is a […]

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British Turks start Eid celebrations with socially-distanced prayers at mosques

After a month of fasting, British Turks and fellow Muslims in the United Kingdom and around the world today celebrated Eid al-Fitr, or Ramazan Bayramı (Ramadan Festival) or Şeker Bayramı (Sweet Festival) in Turkish. For the second year running, the religious festival was held under Covid restrictions. While these have been relaxed in the UK, […]

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Ramazan Bayramı: “when our bonds are strengthened, joys and pains are shared,” says Ambassador Oya Tuncalı

Ambassador Oya Tuncalı, the London Representative for the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, has used her annual Eid / Ramazan Bayramı message to wish for “hope and love”, while underlining the need for “unity” within Britain’s Turkish Cypriot community. The ambassador also stressed the importance of “the preservation and continuation of our cultural values” for […]

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Why are dates always on the iftar table at Ramazan?
 

The month of Ramadan, or Ramazan in Turkish, has started. The holiest of months for Muslims, Ramazan commemorates the time when the Ku’ran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammed. For the next thirty days, all healthy Muslims will fast during daylight hours. This means not eating or drinking anything from sunrise to sunset. Dates […]