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May 5, 2023 - May 6, 2023


Hıdırellez is an ancient celebration of spring that has been celebrated throughout Turkey and the Turkic world as the ushering in of spring. In practice, the day is celebrated with music, dancing and bonfires to be jumped over. This is because, according to beliefs, on this very special evening the prophets Al-Khidr and Elijah meet on Earth, allowing for an overnight slice of time in which wishes are granted and thus, there are a number of rituals that take place surrounding wish-making.

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May 5, 2023
May 6, 2023