Users' questions

What is traditional Turkish dance called?

What is traditional Turkish dance called?

This traditional dance of Turkey called Dabke looks fun. It must really be amazing to feel one with others and synchronize each step! Beautiful!

What is Harmandali dance?

Zeybek (Harmandalı) dance is part of the Turkish Culture. This dance is the symbol of courage and honour. A leader of a Zeybek gang was called “EFE” and his soldiers were known as “Kızan”. “Kızan” was generally used for untrained Zeybeks. There was generally a tribe democracy in group.

What is reyhani dance?

In Reyhani dances, people dance individually in company with music, by falling down to their knee and by keeping their palms open signifying the “invoking God’s blessing”. Reyhani music involves various emotions such as re-joining with the loved one, separation, grief and happiness.

Why do the men dance at a Turkish wedding?

It’s an amazing way to show the bond between each friend and family member while celebrating the groom! I’m sure the bride will get her turn in the spotlight, too, but it’s nice to see a groom getting his own share of the wedding fun.

Where is Halay from?

It is a regional category of folk dance styles in central, southern, eastern, and southeastern Turkey. It is mainly performed by Turks, Arabs, and Kurds in Turkey. Halay and similar dances are parts of multiple ancient folk dance traditions and cultures throughout the Middle East and regions in proximity.

Is reyhani a Kurdish dance?

Reyhanî dance and the melody are today claimed and performed by Arab, Syriac, Kurdish and Turkish groups in Mardin. In this respect, reyhanî is one of the prominent characteristics of Mardin’s common heritage and multiculturalism.

Can you marry in Turkey?

Marriage Law in Turkey. Only civil marriage is legal in Turkey. You may have any religious ceremony you wish in addition to the civil one, but the religious service has no legal standing in Turkey. Also, notice that Turkish officials cannot perform a marriage that would not be approved in your own country.