The Circumcision Season

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The circumcision season occurs every year during school holidays. Little boys are brought to the Eyüp Sultan Mosque (the holiest site in Istanbul) before the circumcision, as a pilgrimage. Boys are clothed in satin sultanic dresses celebrating their impending circumcisions, accompanied by their beautifully-clad sisters/ Okulların tatil olmasıyla başlayan sünnet sezonununda birbirinden görkemli saten kıyafetlerle endam eden küçük adamların, sünnet öncesinde kendileriyle şıklık yarışına giren kızkardeşleriyle birlikte Eyüp Sultan Türbesi'ni ziyaret etmeleri adettendir. Eyüp ISTANBUL (2007)

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