Eid Ul Adha, a Muslim holiday traditionally featuring the live sacrifice of an animal, is celebrated as a day of peace, eternity, unity, and friendship in a community in the small Kazakh enclave in Siberia. Karasart aul, Russia. 16th November 2010
Karasart aul is a small Kazakh enclave situating at the border of Novosibirsk Region. It consists of three streets, few dozens of houses, slightly more than 60 families. The feast of sacrifice Qurban ayt is the common festival for all the citizens of the village. In the morning, men of the village go to the first house at the end of the street in order to express respect to the masters of the house and wish prosperity in the forthcoming year. Having tried the festive food in this house, the guests move to the next house in the neighborhood. The street has to be gone through by the end of the day. Every house needs to get good wishes and a bit of good fortune. Good fortune for everyone is gained through common efforts of all the citizens. People gather together at table to wish good luck and oppose to death once a year on the holiday of Qurban Ayt.
The text and captions by Irina Oktyabrskaya