The Islamic holy month of Ramadan (called Ramazan in Turkey) is a special time. The holy month, and the 3 day holiday that follows it. Being an Islamic holiday, Ramadan begins 11 days earlier each succeding year. Ramadan dates for the 2017: 26 of May- 24 of June.
The 30-day holy month of Ramadan is a time of fasting, prayer and celebration. Restaurants are less busy at lunch, and there is even less Turkish tea in evidence- which is amazing. After sunset the fasting begins a ceremonial “break-fast” light meal called İftar. In the middle of the night drummers circulate through towns and villages to wake sleepers so they can prepare SAHUR, the big early morning meal to be eaten before the fast begins again at sunrise. (DISCOVER TURKEY).