CELEBRATE RAMADAN IN ISTANBUL/TURKEY – 2022
What better place than Istanbul, especially during this happy month? A city where you will be amazed by centuries of history and Islamic architecture as you walk through the ancient city.
Istanbul: A true Muslim city for unforgettable memories
Sahur in Istanbul
It is a tradition in Istanbul for people to wake up to the sound of traditional drums beaten by the famous Davulcus, who continues to wander in the streets for hundreds of years to wake up residents as “Sahur,” The tradition of fasting – a meal before the fast that begins before sunrise, usually in the form of a light breakfast. When the morning ritual begins, the eating time ends, and fasting begins until Adhan in the Maghreb.
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Open Iftar Events in Istanbul/Turkey
Open iftar is a cultural tradition spanning 600 years under the Ottoman Empire. Municipalities set up large “iftar tents” to serve tens of thousands of free iftar meals in many Turkish cities, including Istanbul.
Take this wonderful opportunity during Ramadan to break the fast in an atmosphere where all celebrate the holy month.
Celebrate Iftar: Food and Tips
In Turkey, no traditional Iftar meal would be complete without the ”Ramadan Pide” – a traditional soft-leavened flatbread with sesame and black cumin seeds made only this year.
Soups are a staple of iftar in Turkey, and one of the most popular is the delicious and nutritious Mercimek – Lentil Soup. Various types of börek, i.e., pastries filled with cheese or meat, are likely to be found on the table with white cheese, black olives, other delicacies, and ayran, a refreshing yogurt drink served during prolonged fasts, Specially popular on warmer days after. Usually, according to the tradition of the prophets, fasts are broken with hurma (dates). The main course is a succulent kebab or hearty stew, followed by luscious honey-soaked treats such as baklava or kunefe, a sweet pastry filled with melted cheese.
Mosques in Istanbul
Since Istanbul is a Muslim city, there are many mosques to pray, fast, or perform Taraweeh prayers. During Ramadan, the city’s mosques are also specially lit up. Typically, lights are hung between minarets that display messages: “Hoşgeldin Ramazan” or “Ya Şehr-i Ramazan” (Welcome to Ramadan).
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