He always helps well-meaning, benevolent people.
He brings plenty and wealth wherever he stops.
He brings remedies to those who are troubled and health to the sick.
He helps plants to grow, animals to reproduce, and human beings to grow strong
He helps improve peoples’ fortune.
He is the symbol of good omens and good fortune.
He has the God-given power of working miracles.
Hıdrellez Festival, that is still celebrated with grand ceremonies in Anatolia, has been celebrated since ancient times. Although it is celebrated under different names and in different times, it is possible to see the motifs of Hıdrellez in many places. The arrival of spring and awakening of nature have been perceived man as a phenomenon to be celebrated. In fact, Hıdrellez, as a spring festival, has a universal character.
Date: May 5, 2005, Thursday
Venue: Around Ahırkapı Street, in front of the Armada Hotel, Kalyon Hotel, Citadel Hotel, Social Facilities of Eminonu Municipality
Time: 19:00 – 24:30
19.00 – “The Hıdrellez 2005 Parade” at the Ahırkapı Street with participation of traditional street musicians and orchestras
Traditional spring foods and drinks at the street shops…
(Doner, “kokoreç”, rise with chick pea, Sultanahmet meatballs, fish in bread, mussel “dolma” (stuffed mussel), rise with mussel, pastry, Turkish delights, ice cream, nuts, traditional halva and more...)
Lemonade, Sherbet, Beer, Wine and other sorts of drinks on the traditional streetcars.
As of 20:30 - Concerts: Ahırkapı Great Roman Orchestra , Little Hasan From Lüleburgaz, Drum virtuoso Tamer Kum and Ensemble” “Buzuki Orhan”, “Macedon Kocani Orkestar”, “Yannis & Görkem Saulis” and other surprise artists…
24:00 - Hıdrellez 2005 fires at the street...
Food & Drink: Paid at very “symbolic” prices! (First buy coupons at the Information desk in front of the Armada Garage, and then have food and drinks just by giving them…)
Transport: Click for a Carparks and free Shuttle Map. There will be free shuttle buses From Sirkeci and Eminönü to Ahırkapı.