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Hidrellez-Ahirkapi 2013 by Bernardo Ricci Armani

 Hidrellez 2013 , Ahirkapi-Istanbul, Nikon D4, photos by Bernardo Ricci Armani

Nice photos from Hidrellez 2013 celebration at Ahirkapı . Great portfolio is by Bernardo Ricci Armani.

A man plays his drum entertaining a girl dancing around him

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Hıdrellez, Ahırkapı-Istanbul

Hıdrellez celebration 2010-May, Hıdrellez şenlikleri,  İstanbul, pentax k10d

Hıdrellez celebration 2010-May, Hıdrellez şenlikleri, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Hıdrellez şenlikleri, Ahırkapı 2010

Hıdrellez şenlikleri, Hidrellez celebration, Ahırkapı-İstanbul, pentax k10d

Hıdrellez şenlikleri, Hidrellez celebration, Ahırkapı-İstanbul, pentax k10d

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Hıdrellez Celebration, Ahırkapı 2010

Hıdrellez, Ahırkapı 2010, İstanbul

Hıdrellez, Ahırkapı 2010, İstanbul

Hıdrellez festival started on Sultanahmet square.  it was colorful and funny day :)

Hıdrellez, Ahırkapı 2010, İstanbul

Hıdrellez, Ahırkapı 2010, İstanbul

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Hidrellez 2010, Ahirkapi

Hidrellez celebration 2010, Hıdrellez 2010 kutlamaları Sultanahmet başlangıcı, pentax 2010

Hidrellez celebration 2010, Hıdrellez 2010 kutlamaları Sultanahmet başlangıcı, pentax 2010

“Hıdrellez”, is one of the seasonal festivals of all Turkish world which is celebrated as the first day of the “early summer”. It is also “day of Hızır”, the day on which prophets Hızır and Ilyas met with each other on earth. The words Hızır and İlyas have since fused together pronounced as Hıdrellez. Hıdrellez Day falls on May 5-6. There are various theories about the origin of Hızır and Hıdrellez. Various ceremonies and rituals have been performed for various gods with the arrival of spring or summer in Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Iran, Greece and in fact all eastern Mediterranean countries since ancient times. One widespread belief suggests that Hızır is a prophet who has attained immortality by drinking the water of life (ab-ı hayat), and who has reached God, and wanders around among people from time to time, especially in the spring, and helps people in difficulty and distributes plenty and health. The identity of Hızır, the place and the time he lived in are not certain. Hızır is the symbol of spring, and the new life which emerges with it.

Hıdrellez 2010, Ahırkapı, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Hıdrellez 2010, Ahırkapı, İstanbul, pentax k10d

In Turkey, where belief in Hızır is widespread, the characteristics attributed to him are as follows: Continue reading