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Bayram

 

Bayram

    Bayram is a special Albanian holiday. This holiday occurs at the end of Ramadan, which is pretty much Eid. The only

 thing is that unlike most Muslim families that aren't Albanian, Albanian children sort of become spoiled for that day. Every Bayram, family members will visit other family members so that they can have dinner with each other when they need to break fast. Fortunately for the children, they get money. I do not know why we get money on this holiday, but I'm not complaining. As you get older though, the less money you will get. Every Muslim family gives money though, so it's quite confusing. Maybe it's a sign of good luck, I don't know, but it's a fun day overall. We get to eat a lot (even though I don't fast, not like I care anyway) and hang out and talk to my cousins (that I rarely ever see). I normally go to my aunt's house and we go into their dining room and eat. They have a really big table that extends through the entire room so when everyone finishes eating, we fold up the table and mess around in the large space we have. We stay for about two hours or so after we eat, have some appetizers or desserts, and then we go home. Even though we eat at my cousin's house, my mom still ends up cooking awesome food. Most of it isn't even Albanian food. She would get fresh bread from the bakery, make Baked Ziti (which is always the best), make this yogurt called Cos, and she puts cucumbers inside of it, which tastes great, and her special salad. After all of this, we get our money. It's not a lot, but it sure feels good in the end.

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