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Best Turkish Desserts For 'The Holiday Of Sweets'

‘Eid al-Fitr’ is a muslim holiday that falls on the three days following Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. In Turkey, this holiday is called ‘Şeker Bayramı’ (sheh-KEYR’ buy-RAHM-uh), which means ‘sugar holiday’ or ‘holiday of sweets.’ It was given this name for good reason. During this time, traditional Turkish sweets, candies and desserts are the center of attraction. Find out about the 'Holiday of Sweets' and the best Turkish dessert recipes right here.

Popular 'Şeker Bayramı' dessert recipes:
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