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St. George’s Day

April 23, 2023

St. George's Day

On the Christian occasion of St. George’s Day, in Turkey, a symbolic pilgrimage of sorts takes part on the day in which thousands climb the 200-meter (656-feet) ascent to the Büyükada, the largest of Istanbul’s Prince Islands. Thousands of pilgrims climb an over 200-meter ascent to Yücetepe and the Greek Orthodox monastery of Saint George Koudounas, which has stood there since the year 963 A.D.

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April 23, 2023