traditions

  1. gabs

    Interesting turkish traditions...

    Do you know any interesting Turkish traditions? :hmm:
  2. John LeNeve

    Christmas tree traditions

    What are your traditions with regards to getting your Christmas tree? I'm curiious how traditions vary by country and region. Here in the US we went out today to cut down our Christmas tree. 40 minute drive to go the 15 miles up into the mountains to the Christmas tree farm where we searched...
  3. pepperkat

    Christmas Traditions local to your area?

    On Boxing Day in Scarborough Boxing Day is known as "Ladies Day". A comic football match takes place on the beach at 10.30am. This match came about out of tragedy. In the late 1800's a steam trawler sank with all hands, just before christmas.It was decided by the fishing comunity that a football...
  4. Minajayne

    Favourite traditions...

    After a thread where TJD and I talked about his huge Sunday roasts with all the family, i started thinking about traditions that I either miss from the UK or remember as a child, and traditions in Turkey. Some things that are maybe being forgotten as we as a race become busier, travelling more...
  5. shirleyanntr

    Turkish traditions

    Did you know that UNESCO has added three more traditions of Turkey to its list of cultural heritage. you can read a little more in the link here are the traditions that UNESCO feels are important enough to preserve. Karagöz /traditional shadow play Mevlevi semah ritual / whirling dervishes)...
  6. K

    Endangered traditions

    Phew, Pakistan has refused to end this ceremony whose origins go back into the mists of time (when was Pakistan created?). Life would be so much poorer without them and the spirit of Monty Python would be so much more vulnerable: YouTube - India Pakistan Wagah Attari Border Closing Ceremony...
  7. S

    Courting Traditions...

    What are the traditions and cultures when a couple wish to get married in turkey? For example.. say a young man meets a girl he likes- they get to know each other a bit and he takes her to meet his parents..to discuss marriage. What would be the traditions here? Is it usual that they go to his...
  8. merlin

    Traditions To Do With Birth....

    Birth, the first of the turning points in life, is almost always regarded as a happy event, in Turkey as in the rest of the world. Every child that comes into the world is a source of happiness not just for its mother and father, but also for relatives, friends and neighbors. That is because...
  9. merlin

    Hidrellez Traditions....

    Hidrellez, is one of the seasonal festivals of all Turkish world. Hidrellez Day, which is known as Ruz-i Hizir (day of Hizir), is celebrated as the day on which Prophets Hizir and Ilyas met with each other on earth. The words Hizir and ilyas have since fused together pronounced as Hidrellez...
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