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HIDIRELLEZ

There are various theories about the origin of Hızır and Hıdırellez. Various ceremonies and rituals were performed for various gods with the arrival of spring or summer in Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Iran and other Mediterranean countries from ancient times.

One widespread belief suggests that Hızır has attained immortality by drinking the water of life. He often wanders on the earth, especially in the spring, and helps people in difficulty. People see him as a source of bounty and health, as the festival takes place in spring, the time of new life. To date, the arrival of spring or summer, figuratively meaning the rebirth of nature or the end of winter, has been celebrated with ceremonies or various rituals at every place in which mankind lives. Within the seasonal cycle, winter symbolizes death; spring symbolizes revival or regeneration of life. Thus, time for the days full of hope, health, happiness and success comes. Therefore, Hıdırellez Day is highly significant since it is believed to be the day on which Hızır and İlyas met on the earth, which is accepted as the arrival of spring/ summer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C4%B1d%C4%B1rellez

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  • Copyright: Fatih GOKLER (cemsultan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 315 W: 44 N: 347] (4726)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-05-05
  • Categories: Ceremony
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/60 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2014-05-10 0:58
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