Sunday, November 06, 2011

Introducing Osman from Afyon

Today was the start of the Slaughter Feast for Muslims in Turkey and Arabia. In Istanbul, it was a beautifully warm, sunny day, with children out on the streets in their best clothes and teh streets largely empty of traffic as people spend time with their families. Very similar to Christmas.

Many many bulls and sheep were slaughtered today, in Istanbul mainly in special places set aside for the purpose, although I did see an illegal sacrifice on the backstreets of Kasimpasa.


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