In Centuries Old Tradition, Drummers Awaken a Sleeping Istanbul to Ramadan

A Muslim is ready to face the blessed month of Ramadan while carrying a lantern at night. Source: Strabiliante/Adobe Stock

3,400 Muslim drummers dressed in Ottoman period costumes will march through 1000 Istanbul neighborhoods, reciting ancient poems before dawn, preserving “a beauty” from the month of Ramadan.


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