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Our Anatolia is festive.
It is not known where the rituals of the festivities from thousands of years ago came from.
Not very important.
HIDIRELLEZ is celebrated as a spring festival from Central Asia to Mesopotamia and from there to Anatolia and then to the Balkans.
It is known as the meeting of Khidr and Ilyas prophets and is celebrated as well.
Khidr came together from the sea and Ilyas Aleyhisselam came from the land.
For the sake of this holy meeting, alms are given and prayers are made on that day so that Allah will accept the prayers.
Rituals, on the other hand, bear shamanic traces.
Like Nevruz celebrations, fires are lit and jumped over.
Wishes are written and put into the water.
A cloth like a red ribbon is tied to the rose branch or hand to the arm.
Milk is left on the door from night to morning for year-round abundance.
Flowers are left in the water.
Of course, there is no festival without eating and drinking.
The places with high views close to the settlement are called HIDIRLIK.
Dances, songs are sung and meals are eaten all together.
Thus, young people have the opportunity to see and get to know each other.
Every visitor to Anatolia has left its mark.
He celebrated the liberation of Persephon, the daughter of Demeter, the goddess of abundance and fertility, who was kidnapped underground by some Hades. Some had prayed to Dionysus, the god of wine and grapes, with dances and songs.

Christians also celebrate this holiday on April 23 as St. Georges or Aya Yorgi.

There are many churches in the West Bank and Israel named after Saint George; Those in Hadr, Lod, and Galilee are examples.
As the western world celebrates St. George's Day on April 23, this day falls on May 6 in the old calendar used by the eastern churches in Palestinian land.

It is a coincidence that the night that connects the 5th to the 6th of May and the 6th of May are celebrated as HIDIRELLEZ in the same geographies.
The origin of the word HIDIR comes from the Arabic word Hadr green.
There is BOZ ATLI HIZIR, who brings abundance and abundance to where he stands, especially in poems and legends.
Deputy of the stranded, the last shelter of the afflicted.
St. Georges is also depicted with his white horse and a spear in his hand and killing a 7-headed dragon in Christian icons.

A lot of things are in each other to understand, and it doesn't make much sense to think about it.
During the Ottoman period, there was a debate among scholars, but during the time of Sheikh-ul-Islam Ebussuud Efendi, celebrations were allowed.
HIZIR ALEYHISSELAM is also involved, somehow HIZIR ALEYHISSELAM It is mentioned in the Qur'an as a person who guided Moses. 
In fact, his name is not mentioned, but it is said that he is the Prophet HIZIR or a Guardian from the Guardians.
  HIDIRELLEZ so that it can be attached to a place or to There are festivities called May 7, which are celebrated in the Black Sea coastal cities from Samsun to Artvin. 
The names of the Prophets Khidr or ILYAS are not mentioned there.  May 20 according to the Gregorian calendar and May 7 according to the Rumi calendar. On that day, where the streams and seas meet, animals are washed. 7 pairs and then 1 single stone are thrown into the sea. It is believed that troubles, illnesses, bad luck are left to the water. You can get on the boats. There are 7 tours around Giresun Island. Those who want to have children pass through the hair feet 3 times. 
  It is considered as cleaning and purification before going to the plateaus. It is widely and massively celebrated in Ordu, Giresun, Trabzon, Beşikdüzü.
 In fact, festivities are organized by the District Governorships.  In short,
 Dear friends, 
 During the Ottoman period, 2 seasons were accepted. One of them is summer and RUZ-I HIZIR starts on May 7 and the other is winter and they say RUZ-I NOVEMBER and starts on 8 November.  Considering that the day I wrote the article was May 7, today is the first day of summer. May 7 also has a name but does not exist yet.  It coincides with the 20th of May in the current calendar. 
 However, there are no celebrations for both of them, because we are on the days. 
 In short, people have summer like nature, there is winter. There is a winter following each summer and a summer following each winter. 
If there is land, there is also the sea. 
If there is a cruel, there is also a scholar  
Therefore, know what our people say, HIZIR you see.
 Look like that, act like that. We wonder if we think about what wisdom is hidden in what we see as empty superstition, knowing everything we see is HIZIR.  Vesselam ...

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