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    Turkish folk-dances

    by draguza Written Sep 30, 2005

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    Turkish folk-dances and folk- music create one of the traditions which, for centuries, is the most effective means of national feelings and culture. As a geographical, historical and cultural phenomena, Turkish folk-dances and music emerge in a variety of forms and of very rich character in different regions and are considered to be a cultural treasure.

    Every night we (as guests of the Club Med) could enjoy the dance shows prepared to entertain us tourists.

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    HAMMAM

    by draguza Written Sep 30, 2005

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    Hammam are Arabic public baths which are continuations of Roman and Turkish traditions.
    Muhammad believed that the heat of the hammam (which in Arabic means "spreader of warmth") enhanced fertility, and the followers of the faith should multiply. Until the hammam caught Muhammed's fancy, the Arabs used only cold water and never bathed in tubs, which was considered as bathing in one's own filth. But when the conquering Arabs encountered Roman and Greek baths in Syria, holy men immediately adopted the pleasure of hot air bathing (perhaps to compensate for the joys of alcohol forbidden by their faith).

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