EVENTS All over Turkey

Şeker bayramı (Sugar Festival)

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  • April 20th to April 23rd included
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Şeker bayramı (Sugar Festival)
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Unlike in other Muslim countries, Şeker bayramı lasts three days in Turkey, with festivities including family visits, collective joy, and gift exchanges.

On the last day of Ramadan, the traditional Bayram namazı prayer is said before everyone - including children - visits their relatives to present their wishes. During these three days, Turks offer sweets to guests and loved ones, and children go door-to-door to receive treats.

Before the start of Şeker bayramı, it is common to clean the house, decorate it, and cook pastries for the expected guests. Festivities include visiting family members, friends, and neighbors to share sweets and pastries, including baklava.

In Turkey, Şeker bayramı is one of two religious holidays, the other being Kurban bayramı or the Feast of Sacrifice, celebrated about 70 days after the end of Ramadan. This year, the third day of Şeker bayramı will coincide with Children's Day and National Sovereignty Day, celebrated on April 23.

The traditions of Şeker bayramı bring joy to both young and old, with festivities that include gift exchanges, family visits, and sweets. In Turkey, the Şeker bayramı festival is a happy and festive time, where people come together to celebrate the end of Ramadan and brotherhood. Herkese iyi bayramlar!

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