Bayramınız mübarek olsun

This evening marks the start of the Festival of the Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha in Arabic and Kurban Bayramı in Turkish), celebrated every year by Muslims at the end of the Hajj. Bayramınız mübarek olsun, and if you’re interested in learning more, you might want to start with this blog’s first Kurban Bayramı post from two years ago.

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Yom Kippur

Sundown today is the start of Yom Kippur, so for those who are Jewish, have an easy fast. I have no interesting linguistic story to tell here, since Turkish and Hebrew aren’t related the way Hebrew and Arabic are, but I thought you might want to see the holiday written in Turkish, where “Yom Kippur” becomes, ah, “Yom Kippur.” I hope that wasn’t too complicated for you to keep up.