İyi Bayramlar: Adana Trip

Turkish Musings

Sorry for the delay of this post. I’m still bothered by it because I don’t feel like I gave the trip and my experiences there justice; basically I don’t feel like I’m describing the trip well enough. But, whatever, here it is finally! My Bayram trip took place between October 23 through October 29.

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“İyi Bayramlar” is the greeting Turks exchange over Bayram, a major holiday here in Turkey. Theologically, it celebrates the occasion when God provided a ram for Abraham to sacrifice instead of his son, Isaac. (This story is the same between Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions.) Culturally, it’s a time when Turks venture back to their home towns to escape from work or school and see family and friends–almost like Thanksgiving…

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