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Religious Practices: Religious Commemorations: Turkey
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Religious commemorations in Turkey can be divided into three main categories: the calendrical celebrations; national or local saints' festivals; and commemorations of sacred days. The calendrical celebrations comprise daily or weekly prayer, especially cuma namazı and prayer performed at funerals, cenaze namazı , Muharrem, Ramazan, and Kurban Bayramı rituals. Saint's festivals comprise religious visits to the g…

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Atalar, M. Kürşad, “Religious Practices: Religious Commemorations: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0617h>
First published online: 2009

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