A Shared Lifetime Tradition "Ramadan Meal", Izmir - Aug.2012

Humanity Photo Award held by UNESCO & CFPA  China 2013 "Living and Production Custom" section

Every year, at the last day of the Ramadan, villager women visit the each house to collect the meal ingredients according to the budget of the families for the shared Ramadan meal. When the evening comes, villager women and men prepare the meals in the garden of the mosque. Fires are made and the meals are cooked in the cauldrons till the morning. Early in the morning, after the pray ceremony for the Ramadan, each villager takes the meal as needed to their houses. The reason of this tradition for centuries might be the secret of the wars which happened against to Ottomans for more democratic system before 600 years ago.