Bayram –

(pre) concept - break your journey

About 40 days after Ramadan there is a public holiday in turkey called kurbi bayram.

Animal lovers should stop reading about now as this is the day of the sacrifice.

Depending on the family and their wealth this could mean sacrificing a sheep or a cow.

Apparently in former years, Istanbul transformed in a bloodbath, but recent legislation made it very hard to see this special event.

Before anyone starts to make assumptions, I am not a blood lover – but I do eat meat, and know where it comes from. So for me it is not shocking to watch a killing. And especially not one like the one I saw – where every little part of the animal is used and nothing goes to waste.

After having some house problems, I was staying with some friends during this week. They lived in a more traditional neighborhood, which meant it…

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