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Friday, March 23, 2018


Turkish culture and history

Enjoy our articles all about this fascinating country.

Çay, Turkey’s brew of choice – but what is a çaycı?

Those of you who are regular visitors to Turkey will have experienced the culture of çay (Turkish tea). "Cay içer misiniz?" ("Will you drink some...

Turkish customs you might not know about (part one)

When visiting Turkey you may notice there are customs that are very different to what you are used to at home. Turkish culture has a...

Unique Turkish Phrases – a saying for every occasion (part two)

Following on from our first article on unique Turkish phrases and idioms, here are more phrases that Turks use in daily life that you may...

The traditions of Twelfth Night

When is Twelfth Night? Twelfth Night falls on January 5. It is so called because traditionally Christmas was a 12 day celebration, beginning on December 25. Twelfth...

The Yule Log – seasonal heating and eating

A Yule Log is a significant part of Christmas traditions. It is a large log burned in the hearth of the house and is a symbol of prosperity...

Things you may not know about Mince Pies

The Mince Pie is one of Britain’s favourite festive treats. You can enjoy them warmed up with a cup of tea, or nice and cold...

The tradition of the Christmas Pudding

The Christmas and New Year celebrations are over for another year and all that is left now is, in my experience, a pantry of traditional...

‘First Footing’ – a New Year tradition

In Scottish and Northern English folklore, First Footing (the first-foot), is the first person to step into a house after midnight on New Year's Eve. Traditions Traditionally, the...

The History of Auld Lang Syne

Welcome to our sixth day of Christmas traditions. As we are approaching New Year we're going to have a look at some New Year...

The Tradition of Mistletoe at Christmas

Mistletoe is a plant that grows on a range of trees including willow, apple and oak trees. The tradition of hanging it in the...

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Yakamoz Hotel – preparing for the summer season

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