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Olena Kayinska

Created in 2019.

The first day I arrived at the Helikon Art Center was the holiday of Kurban Bayram, the celebration at the end of the month Ramadan. On this day the cows are sacrificed according to Islamic rules and traditions. People cut the throat of a cow above the hole in the ground, so the blood is drained. The significance relates to the occasion in the Quran when Abraham was ready to sacrifice his son on the command of God. God interrupted the act and Abraham used a sheep instead, however, the celebration occurs to show the dedication of Abraham and his acknowledgment that God is everything.