Thursday, September 09, 2010

Ramadan...

Wishing you happy Ramadan from Sheki...photo a courtesy of Hema K...

Where is the best place to be for Ramadan holiday? Guess my reply would be..."yes, Sheki :))"...But honestly if you happen to be in Sheki for Ramadan holiday you would definitely get the spirit of the holiday. This year we are lucky to have a long weekend for Ramadan what means that many people could travel...including I (thus writing this post in Sheki :)...

I was not fasting but my parents were...Days in August are very long and it was amazing to see them and many other people not drinking and eating from early morning until around nine in the evening...and getting together for breaking the fast is always a great experience...(even though I wasn't fasting it is a great time to share)...

Tradition says that on Ramadan holiday everyone should help the poor ones, visit close relatives of those who lost their dear ones during that year...visit cemeteries and remember the ones that are not with us...and visit and wish happy Ramadan to all elderly and not only relatives and friends that have been fasting...Since we are in Sheki on our way to my uncle's house we saw many people that were on their way to visit someone else...here and there you would hear people wishing happy Ramadan to each other and my uncle tried to stay at home most of the day today since so many people are coming to visit...he in his turn together with my father went to congratulate their aunt who is one of the oldest in the family...last and not the least traditional bakery is made and shared with everyone who visits...great time to be together :)

Happy Ramadan and all the very best from Azerbaijan...:)

P.S. My earlier posts on Ramadan can be found here and here.

Expecting guests...

Traditional Ramadan sweet bakery (ovma)...

Traditional Ramadan kind of porridge (yayma) to everyone who comes...
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4 comments:

farida said...

Ayten, xos gorduk:) Happy Ramadan to you and your family too. Your pictures filled me with nostalgia for Azerbaijan again, including Sheki. I loved it there!

Ayten Qiyas-Rustamova said...

Xosh gorduk, sefa gorduk :), Farida :)) Thank you, dear!! Happy Ramadan to everyone in your family too!! It was great to have you here!! I know how you feel...hope to meet up soon inshallah...

love from rainy Sheki (today:))

Leif Hagen said...

Very nice to see the food and how you set your table!
Bon appetit!

Ayten Qiyas-Rustamova said...

Merci, Leif Hagen! :)