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Luton Turkfest: a celebration of Turkish culture

Not even the rain could dampen the spirits of thousands who flocked to Stockwood Park on Sunday for a grand celebration of the rich heritage and vibrant traditions of Luton’s Turkish community. Now in its fourth year, the festival, held at Stockwood Park in Luton, was organized by the Luton Turkish Community Association and supported […]

Nazar Boncuğu: warding off malevolent glances

In the vibrant tapestry of Turkish culture, one symbol stands out for its profound significance—the Nazar Boncuğu, also known as the evil eye amulet. This small, eye-shaped charm, adorned in hues of blue and white, serves as a stalwart guardian against negative energies believed to emanate from jealous stares and envious intentions. From the bustling […]

The Hamsa or Hand of Fatima – what does it mean?

The Hamsa is one of the most beautiful and ancient symbols in the world, but how many people really know what it means? What is the Hand of Fatima? Similar to the evil eye, the open right-hand symbol known as Hand of Fatima (or Hamsa Hand) is an amulet used for protection against destructive and […]

“Very superstitious” – a guide to Turkish superstitions

Superstitions have a great place in society and most people exhibit some superstitious behaviour without even realising it. Do you walk under ladders? Do you think you’ll have seven years of bad luck if you break a mirror? If you are a frequent visitor to Türkiye you have probably already realised that the people believe in a lot of […]