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1.       denizli
961 posts
 20 Dec 2015 Sun 07:14 pm

I was wondering if schools or companies have any holiday time for New Years? Do many people in Turkey celebrate New Years Eve? Is there any difference between East and West Turkey, in terms of how much New Years is celebrated?

 

 



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2.       JNQ
465 posts
 21 Dec 2015 Mon 11:19 am

New Year´s Eve is celebrated in Turkey just like in any country.

Muslims have a new year´s eve twice

This link has a nice explanation (see ´Background´: http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/turkey/new-year-eve

This one has all official holidays.

 

Only celebrating Christmas is considered haram by devout muslims.

 

 

 

3.       turkish1996
8 posts
 02 Mar 2016 Wed 02:49 pm

 

Quoting JNQ

New Year´s Eve is celebrated in Turkey just like in any country.

Muslims have a new year´s eve twice

This link has a nice explanation (see ´Background´: http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/turkey/new-year-eve

This one has all official holidays.

 

Only celebrating Christmas is considered haram by devout muslims.

 

 

 

No we muslims dont celebrate new year.

It is forbidden for a muslim to celebrate new year while people are dying in syria and Iraq.

We dont celebrate anything that has nothing to do with teachings of islam. Smile



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4.       peyote
101 posts
 02 Mar 2016 Wed 05:58 pm

 

It is forbidden for a muslim to celebrate new year while people are dying in syria and Iraq.       " this is someones personal propaganda statement not the truth"

This is an incorrect statement. Muslims celebrate two main religious festivals every year called Eid Al-Adha and Eid Al-Fitr. These are the only celebrations.

However there are many places in Turkey that celebrate New Year. Not everyone is a practising Islamic religion religiously.

Fireworks from the Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul

more information at : http://www.dailysabah.com/expats-corner/2015/12/29/an-expats-guide-to-turkish-new-year-traditions

http://www.mymerhaba.com/New-Year-Habits-in-Turkey-1619.html

There are interesting New Year´s Eve celebration customs in Turkey like all other countries.

Women wear new lingerie as soon as the clocks struck midnight. The pants are called "don" in Turkish and this word is associated with "donanmak" which means to dress up. Therefore, especially the red lingerie are on display at he showcase. Moreover you can find packed red pants at supermarkets like Migros or Carrefour. Most people buy red pants funnier than each other as present for their friends.

Most people celebrating the New Year eve at home turn on the faucets at 24:00 to increase the abundance of their houses.

Those who have financially hard times open padlocks at midnight and believe that the good days are ahead.

Although I don´t believe that the year will be wonderful if I eat something sweet or if I enjoy a lot, I carry out such customs

Those who enjoy traveling, immediately go out at midnight for a short walk. They believe this will lead them travel a lot in the New Year.

The Armenians living in Istanbul, males open their shops or other work places for at least one or two hours on January 1st and they sprinkle the kernels from pomegranates around, which are believed to bring abundance in the upcoming year. Pomegranate symbolized abundance in many cultures and they sprinkle the kernels at their threshold.

Salt is also another symbol of abundance and peace, some people sprinkle salt at the thresholds of their houses and offices.

 

 

 

 



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5.       turkish1996
8 posts
 02 Mar 2016 Wed 06:00 pm

 

Quoting peyote

 

It is forbidden for a muslim to celebrate new year while people are dying in syria and Iraq.       " propaganda"

This is an incorrect statement.

 

 

Wow non muslim is teaching me about my religion, very funny {#emotions_dlg.bigsmile}

 



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6.       peyote
101 posts
 02 Mar 2016 Wed 06:03 pm

you are making political statements and this was not what was originally asked. She asked about the country Turkey. Not about Islamic practises. In Istanbul there are many celebrations including lottery with New Year Celebration............ end of story

New Year´s Eve in Turkey

New Year’s Eve is one of the most popular holidays in Turkey. The New Year’s Eve traditions in this country include a family dinner, a national lottery drawing and a countdown to midnight. New Year’s Eve falls on December 31 in the Gregorian calendar.

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/turkey/new-year-eve



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7.       denizli
961 posts
 02 Mar 2016 Wed 06:21 pm

 

Quoting peyote

 

...

Fireworks from the Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul

more information at : http://www.dailysabah.com/expats-corner/2015/12/29/an-expats-guide-to-turkish-new-year-traditions

 

Good point, those are nice fireworks.

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8.       peyote
101 posts
 02 Mar 2016 Wed 06:22 pm

 

Quoting turkish1996

 

Wow non muslim is teaching me about my religion, very funny {#emotions_dlg.bigsmile}

 

 

What gives you the right to decide whether a person has had Islamic teaching or a muslim.

Your core value is lacking.....

"part of being a good Muslim is his leaving alone that which does not concern him."


a person cannot be a complete believer unless he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.

shall I go on or do you understand that what you write is full of hatred and self serving....

 

 



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9.       turkish1996
8 posts
 02 Mar 2016 Wed 08:24 pm

 

Quoting peyote

 

 

What gives you the right to decide whether a person has had Islamic teaching or a muslim.

Your core value is lacking.....

shall I go on or do you understand that what you write is full of hatred and self serving....

 

 

sorry sir, can you please forgive me? {#emotions_dlg.sad}



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