A Shared Lifetime Tradition " Ramadan Meal"

Sarpincik Village - Karaburun / Izmir Turkey, 18.Aug.2012


Humanity Photo Award 2013 - "Living and Production Custom" section. The United Nations of Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and China Folklore Photographic Association (CFPA) 29.Aug.2013


Every year, at the last day of  the Ramadan, villager women visit the each house to collect the meal ingredients according to the budget of the families for the shared Ramadan meal . When the evening comes, villager women and men prepare the meals in the garden of the mosque. Fires are made and the meals are cooked in the cauldrons till the morning. Early in the morning, after the pray ceremony for the Ramadan, each villager takes the meal as needed to their houses. The reason of this tradition for centuries might be the secret of the wars which happened against to Ottomans  for more democratic system before 600 years ago

Listen Asmali Mencere (A Karaburun Folk Song) from Tolga Candar during the slide show.

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