Beiram a Turkish or Persian word meaning feast is the name applied to the two great Mohammedan festivals. The first of these, called generally the Greater Beiram, is the day following the Ramadan, or month of fasting. It lasts strictly for only one day, though the common people generally extend it to three, and is a period of great animation and enjoyment. What is called commonly the Lesser Beiram follows the first at an interval of sixty days. It is the feast of sacrifies, at which all Mohammedans imitate the offerings of animals which are then being nmade at Mecca to commemorate Abraham's offering lof Isaac. It lasts four days, and is not of so sacred a character as the first Beiram.' See Encyclopedia Britannica (9th ed.), s.v.

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