When spring comes to Turkey...We celebrate. On night we are sitting on the balcony enjoying the sunset and we start to notice more and more people are coming to the sea wall. Thousands of people are gathering by the seaside. They start making little fires all over the place and ... why is the paper in the tree? What the....what is going on??
So here is what is happening ...Hidrellez! It is May 5th and time to celebrate the awakening of spring and the first day of the "early summer". You are granted to make a wish. Write down your wish on a slip of paper and go find a fire. You must jump over the fire 3 times and then take your paper and tie it to a tree....presto!! May your wish come true. Once you have made your wish it is time to join the street party. Dance to the drums and eat, drink, buy some roses and be merry...Spring is here!!!