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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 05:22

Şeker Bayram in Kalkan 2018

Şeker Bayram Şeker Bayram Photo by Kay on Unsplash

Ramazan - a month long period of fasting in the Islamic calendar, ends on Thursday 14th June.

It is followed by a 3 day national holiday called Şeker Bayram, which this year is from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th June.  You will normally see people starting to prepare for Şeker Bayram the day before - this year that's Thursday 14th June.

The first day of Şeker Bayram is known as Eid al-Fitr, (the breaking of the fast), when Muslims will gather to offer a prayer of thanks.  You can also expect to see people celebrating at this time.

As "şeker" means "sugar", this particular holiday is marked by a feast of sweet things - it's especially nice for the children (and adults with a sweet tooth).

The banks will be closed for Şeker Bayram as follows:

  • Thursday 14th June open in the morning, close at lunchtime
  • Friday 15th June closed - public holiday
  • Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June closed as usual
  • Monday 18th June open as usual

Please note that government offices (e.g. Belediye), the Post Office and Medical Centre will also be closed.  Most shops will be open as usual but Bim supermarket will be closed on Friday 15th June.

If you would like to read more about this national holiday, click on the following link: KTLN guide to Şeker Bayram

 

Katie-Ellen

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