Inside Out In Istanbul

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Inside Out In Istanbul
My blog is about Turkish culture and its people well. I fascinated with the way traditional culture, such as kına gecesi and hamam rituals, mix and re-form in this modern metropolis.
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  • Şeker Bayramı - Turkey's three day sweet feast 5 days ago When I first came to Turkey more than 20 years ago, I experienced the sweet frenzy then known as Şeker Bayramı (sugar festival) for the first time. It marks the end of the fasting month of Ramazan. It would be … Continue reading → The post Şeker Bayramı – Turkey’s three day sweet feast...
  • Kadir Gecesi 1 week ago Kadir Gecesi is thought to be the most important of the five holy nights in the Muslim calendar called kandil. According to the 97th chapter of the Koran and the traditions of the Prophet Mohammed, it is the night on which … Continue reading → The post Kadir Gecesi appeared first on Inside Out...
  • Ibrahim Tatlises 4 weeks ago When I travelled through Turkey in 1996, Arabesque music was everywhere. On jukebox cafes, in crowded minibuses full of toothless farmers dressed in wool and smelling of sheep and damp, at bus stations and on stretched tapes in car stereo … Continue reading → The post Ibrahim Tatlises appeared...
  • Berat Kandili - Night of Forgiveness 3 months ago Berat Kandili is one of the five holy nights on the Muslim calendar called kandil, meaning candle. It is mübarek, a blessed night that falls on the 15th night of Şaban, which is the 8th month of the Muslim calendar. … Continue reading → The post Berat Kandili – Night of Forgiveness appeared...
  • National Sovereignty and Children's Day in Turkey 3 months ago On the 23rd of April every year, the streets of Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and other large cities, towns and villages across Turkey will be full of local school children. Decked out in brightly clean school uniforms, with the neatest hair … Continue reading → The post National Sovereignty and...

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