Today is a Muslim holiday where many Albanians pray at sunrise, typically outside on the main road. Usually in bigger cities, there will be massive prayers praying outside. It is called the “Kurban Bayram” prayer. This is also a school holiday, so today I’m not teaching. I was unable to observe this holiday because I was invited to a village called “Shales”. It is a small and quiet village with no fixed furgon station to get picked up, so flagging down a furgon is useful in this situation.
Kurban Bajram (Eid ul-Adha or Eid-Ul-Zuha), is the “Feast of Sacrifice”
Eid mubarak everyone! or as they say in Albania Gezuar bajramin te gjithe!
Here is a photo that Mike W. (PC volunteer) took in Elbasan.
Moving to Shales…..here are a few pictures I took. It’s just another typical albanian village.
Albanian words of the day:
sulm: attack, offensive, assault, hit,
sulmoj: I attack
hakmarrje: revenge, vendetta, vengence