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Kurban Bayram or the Feast of Sacrifice began today

Kurban Bayram

or the Feast of Sacrifice

Kurban BayramToday, 4th October 2014, began the 4 day Kurban Bayram or the Feast of Sacrifice.

All government and semi-government offices and schools – with the exception of essential services – will be kept closed throughout Bayram allowing public servants to enjoy a 4 day holiday which will end on Wednesday.

Bayram began this morning with prayers at mosques throughout the country.

The Salat-al-Eid or the morning holiday prayer was broadcast live on BRT from the Selemiye Mosque in the capital Lefkoşa.

While state offices and semi government offices will be closed during the holiday, the police department, municipalities and emergency services will be operational throughout the Bayram holiday to ensure citizens safety.

On the first day of the Feast of Sacrifice holiday the Presidency, the Cyprus Turkish Peace Forces and some political parties have received well wishers in the morning.

Meanwhile the Meteorology department has announced that the weather throughout the 4 day Kurban Bayram holiday will be sunny and settled.

The English news department will be closed throughout the Bayram holiday with bulletins and programs resuming on Wednesday, the 8th of October.

Source: BRT World News