What I Did During Fall Break: Kurdish Edition

The assignment: write, and draw a picture of what you did for the Eid holiday/fall break.

After ten minutes of so of remarkably concentrated work from the class (doesn’t usually happen) –

Me: “Umm.. Howdem, what is this?”

Howdem: “Teacher, my father killed three cows for Eid and I helped him.”

Me: “Okaay.. what did you do with the cows after?”

Howdem: “We gave some of the meat away and then ate a cow. There was one boy cow and two girl cows.”

Me: “Sounds delicious.”


If you ask Kurdish students what they did over the holidays, there’s a good chance they were helping to slaughter a cow or two. You know, the usual stuff you do during school vacations.




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