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Aşura and Aşure Dessert

Turkish Asure

It is the name of tenth day of Muharrem which is the first month of lunar calendar. That day is very important in Islam. In the past, many of major events took place on that day. Some are as follows: Prophet Jonah (P.B.U.H) rescued from the abdomen of the big dolphin today. Prophet Joseph (P.B.U.H.) rescued from the dungeon today. Prophet Noah's (P.B.U.H.) ship landed on the coast today. And so on. We pray this day more than others for all the humans to get health, to live peacefully and become happy.

Aşure is the name of a sweet dish made of cereals, sugar and raisins. This sweet is prepared and given out to neighbors on that day. This action helps people to come together, to be happy, and to provide good relations. This sweet is also very healthy, nutritional food. This is given out to especially the poor to make them happy.

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