The Oldest Traditions Of The Turks

While some of the oldest customs, extending from Central Asia to Anatolia, that have been forgotten over time or are still used, remind some of the old ones, others make us say “We are still doing these”.

Red ribbons tied on the wedding dress, red ribbons tied to rings at engagement ceremonies, red ribbons worn on the collar of children who are just starting to read; always represents luck and fortune.

Mawlites and Hymns are musical expressions practiced only in Anatolia. In Islam, there is no such thing as a mawlid ceremony after the death. The first Mevlit in Ottoman history was written by Süleyman Çelebi, a baker master from Bursa in 1409-10.

Howling a dog is considered ominous in some parts of Anatolia. It is believed that dogs perceive some events beforehand and tell about them by howling.

In Anatolia, it is believed that birds and insects drinking water from those drinkers will benefit the soul of the deceased.

Today, patterns embroidered on carpets, rugs, covers and curtains woven in Turkmen villages in Anatolia, motifs used on clothes are embroidered to keep wild animals away from their habitats.

The phenomenon of “evil eye” is a very common belief among the people of Anatolia. It is believed that some people have extraordinary characteristics and their gaze causes discomfort and evil to those in front of them. To prevent this, “evil eye bead” “camel bead” “eye bead” and so on. attached.

Water is abundance and sacred. To say, “Return quickly like water, flow back, flow quickly, go without any accident” water pours from behind the person who leaves.

Since the ancient Turks were nomads, they used to make noise by hitting the trees and shouting to drive away the evil spirits in the forest when they entered forests they had not entered before.

While drinking water in Anatolia, the head was palpable so that one could escape mentality.

It is believed that crossing with the left foot will bring bad luck to the person, so the first step is taken with the right foot.