The word 'bayram' is the term used in Turkish for holidays celebrated nation-wide, both official and religious.
The 24th May 2020 is the first day of the Islamic 3 day festival called Ramadan, the first day of this festival also announces the end of 30 days of fasting.
In Turkey it is also called 'Şeker Bayramı' (Sugar Feast) as during family and friend visits, sweet pastry like 'baklava' and any kind of sweet is served for celebration. The Turkish saying 'şeker tadında bir bayram' means 'we hope that your celebration is as sweet as the sweets' :)
For practising Muslims, the Ramadan is considered to be the holiest month in the religion’s calendar. This period marks a time during which Muslims undertake some of the central tenets of the religion, such as praying and giving to charity.
This 'bayram' is very important for the Muslim community and all Muslims all over the world celebrate it with lots of excitement.
Muslim or not Muslim, it is
a beautiful occasion, to smile, to love and to share.