One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘These Bairams are named Greater Bairam and Ramadan Bairam.’
- ‘President Hosni Mubarak on Tuesday performed the Lesser Bairam prayers at Al Salam Mosque in the South Sinai Governorate resort of Sharm el Sheikh.’
- ‘They regard the Lesser Bairam as an important holiday and the Greater Bairams as a small holiday.’
- ‘On Tuesday morning last, 1st Shawall, 1323, the festival of the Lesser Bairam, or Eid-ul-Fitr, was celebrated at the Liverpool Mosque in an appropriate manner.’
- ‘In the region of Reka, the very day of Bairam celebration begins with a Ramadan-Bairam prayer; then people visit the cemetery to pay respect to passed-away ancestors and relatives.’
- ‘He felt no qualm in telling me that he too attended prayers on Eid (Bairam in local parlance) and mainly to please his mother.’
- ‘Then children of neighbours, elders, friends are visited and their Bairam is congratulated.’
- ‘The MRF said they were not invited to the meeting and refused to comment on Turkkan's statements because of the Ramadan Bairam holiday.’
- ‘It has become part of important feasts in the West, whereas we Muslims have no other festivals except the Lesser and the Greater Bairams.’
- ‘At the end of the first day of Bairam, after such a stressful day of mandatory visits and acting as a good boy, Erkan is overwhelmed with Football Manager 2006.’
- ‘The festivities for Ramadan Bairam begin after the end of the holy month.’
- ‘Millions of Muslims celebrated yesterday the first day of the Lesser Bairam.’
- ‘They are not even allowed to go to Mosques to perform Bairam ritual worship.’
From Turkish baïram (earlier form of bayram), from Persian baẕrām.
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