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Manisa Mesir and Folkdance Festival

Top 5 Traditional Festivals in Turkey

1. Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Festival – this festival is held in July every year in Edirne and draws crowds of thousands. ┬áThe wrestlers (known as pehlivan in Turkish) wear traditional trousers made from cowhide (called kisbet) and wrestle, covered in olive oil. ┬áThis event...