Ritual on a tray

In many cultures food is always used to respect the dead. In the house of the dead in Gaziantep, Southeast Turkey this ritual consists mainly of lahmacun, eggplant kebab, börek with olives and others.

People pay their respects by bringing a tray of lahmacun freshly baked from the neighborhood oven to the home of the deceased. At the same time the household party also orders trays of lahmacun for the visitors to commemorate the dead soul, to share the pain.