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Kurdish Birthday Party!

Posted in Day-To-Day, Photography, Portraits by matt on Monday, January 2, 2012

The birthday spread!

Since most Kurds don’t actually know the month and day they were born, January 1st is a common fallback date.

That’s why Cayla and I celebrated two Kurdish birthdays last night. The first was with our friend, and the other was at a neighbor’s house to celebrate their son turning nine.

Below are a few captioned photos from our neighbor’s house. It was so nice of them to include us!

Bookan and Saywa with their fancy face-paint.

Face paint to commemorate the occasion.

Raswan couldn't be consoled by the giant teddy bear.

The birthday boy (pictured) was quite upset about something. He kept crying and hiding under blankets all night. Even the giant teddy bear couldn’t cheer him up.

Saywa eating jelly from a bowl.

Cayla bought Little Saywa a fancy decorative bowl from Turkey. She immediately filled it with ‘jelly’ and started slurping it down.

Cayla and Bookan acting silly for the camera

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  1. ryan said, on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Is that toilet paper on the table?

    • matt said, on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      Indeed! TP/napkins/Kleenex/kitchen towels/other stuff.

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