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Turkish Festivals and Events

January –June


Camel Wrestling
Selcuk, Turkey
January
www.2camels.com

 

 

Istanbul International Film Festival
Istanbul, Turkey
April
www.istfest.org

This film festival has loads of different ones from around the globe.

 

 

Anzac Day
Gallipoli, Turkey
April 25th
www.anzacsite.gov.au

More than 15,000 Australians and New Zealanders head to the coast of Gallipoli to commemorate the landings of there soldiers during World War I who died.

 

International Istanbul Music Festival
Turkey
June

This festival has everything from major concerts to traditional music.

 

 

Oil Wrestling Festival
Kirkpinar, Turkey
June
www.kirkpinar.com

This Turkish festival has hundreds of litres of olive oil that are used to grease up burly contestants for the world's slipperiest wrestling match.

 

 

 

 

 

July – December


Kirkpinar Oiled Wrestling Festival
Edirne, Turkey
July
www.kirkpinar.com

   

 

Istanbul VIII International Eurasia Cultural Festival
Istanbul, Turkey
August
www.harman.cjb.net


 

Golden Orange Film Festival
Antalya, Turkey
October
www.aksav.org.tr

This Turkish Festival is its answer to Cannes in France, as its a glitzy occasion that showcases the best new releases.

 

 

Mevlana Festival
Konya
December
www.konya.bel.tr

This swirling whirling dance has been performed by the Dervishes in Turkey for over 700 years. It has attracted over 1 million people, so be prepared.


 

Whirling Dervishes Festival
Turkey
December

An awesome spinning dance to honor a Sufi saint, Mevlana. It’s attended by up to a million people.

 

 

 

 

 



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