Meaning of Bairam in English:


Pronunciation /bʌɪˈrɑːm/


either of two annual Muslim festivals, Greater Bairam and Lesser Bairam (see Eid)
‘The MRF said they were not invited to the meeting and refused to comment on Turkkan's statements because of the Ramadan Bairam holiday.’
  • ‘He felt no qualm in telling me that he too attended prayers on Eid (Bairam in local parlance) and mainly to please his mother.’
  • ‘They regard the Lesser Bairam as an important holiday and the Greater Bairams as a small holiday.’
  • ‘Then children of neighbours, elders, friends are visited and their Bairam is congratulated.’
  • ‘In the region of Reka, the very day of Bairam celebration begins with a Ramadan-Bairam prayer; then people visit the cemetery to pay respect to passed-away ancestors and relatives.’
  • ‘These Bairams are named Greater Bairam and Ramadan Bairam.’
  • ‘Millions of Muslims celebrated yesterday the first day of the Lesser Bairam.’
  • ‘It has become part of important feasts in the West, whereas we Muslims have no other festivals except the Lesser and the Greater Bairams.’
  • ‘The festivities for Ramadan Bairam begin after the end of the holy month.’


From Turkish baïram (earlier form of bayram), from Persian baẕrām.