7 Kurban Bairam 2011, Part 1

Kurban Bairam 2011, Part 1

Posted on November 8, 2011 by

We have already told you about Kurban Bairam, a traditional holiday of the Muslims. This time we want to show you the way they celebrated it this year.

This is Kazakhstan.

Dealers bring sheep from all over the country.

On this day the markup may reach 100-200%!

Buyers choose a sheep they like and the animal gets marked with some paint or a ribbon.

This man says that usually he sells 5-7 sheep a day, but today he plans to sell up to 50. The price for each animal starts at 12 thousand tenges and the most valuable ones cost up to 25 thousand.

Thousands of sheep get sold out in minutes!

It is very crowded in mosques.

On this day people wake up early, put on their holiday clothes, try to be friendly, visit their relatives, and pray for the dead.


It is believed that the one who does it, brings his family happiness and money.


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7 Responses to “Kurban Bairam 2011, Part 1”

  1. YJ says:

    Lamb taste good but killing them is bad experience.

  2. yojimbo says:

    When I kill a boar or deer I cut the thought the same way more or less if it has not already expired from the bullet wound I eat anything I hunt and I try to get a quick kill because it is bad for the animal if you miss also in the US you can get a fine for letting a wounded animal run away and suffer.Of course here the sheep is perfectly fine and then gets its neck cut that is kind o bad. Sucks for the sheep I guess but better than being the meal of a wolf.

  3. Teo says:

    Upsetting ! No good values can be built upon living creatures suffering. A long agony cannot be considered good

    • tinunh1 says:

      how do you meat then? this tradition is much as in the bible, its the sacrificial act of abraham. besides if your gonna eat meat then you have butcher some thing some times aleast to grow some hair on you balls.

  4. ayaa says:

    I always thought that it was Muslim tradition to make the animal sacrifice quick without spilling any blood if possible.

  5. 0d1n says:

    Well, its unnecessary to act literally according Holy Quran and kill poor sheep I think. 21 century is on earth. I went to local butcher and bought some lamb meat. My wife cooked beshbarmak (5 fingers on Kazakh) and some “shelpek” (fried flour tortillas). Anyone could come to my house and dinner with my family.

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