Denizli Pamukkale Festivals
Saraykoy Camel Wrestling
: It is held in the first week of January. It has
been held since the beginning of the Turkish Republic. It
has been a tradition held by the municipality for the last
ten years. The famous camels of the Aegean and Marmara Regions
can be seen here. The camels begin wrestling at the age
of 4-7 and continue until they are 25 years old.
Akkoy Grease (Olive Oil) Wrestling : Competition is held from March 15-25 every year. It has always taken place in wedding ceremonies and religious festivals, but for ten years it has been organized more regularly. Famous wrestlers who took the golden belt in Kirkpinar or the gold medal in the world have also joined in the Akkoy Oil Wrestling Competitions.
Eski Kale Oil Wrestling : The Kale Municipality has held it in Kale District in June every year.
Acipayam Traditional Horse Racing
: It's held at the end of March and the beginning
of April in Yumrutas Town of Acipayam District. It's been
traditional since 1987.
Denizli Municipality Amateur Theatres Festivals : It's held from May 19-23 every year under the leadership of the Denizli Municipality and with the assistance of the State Theatre, Ballet and Opera Performers Association (TOBAV) and the International Amateur Theatre Association (IATA). It was international in 1993 through the assistance of these two associations.
The Participation of Saraykoy in The National Struggle for Independence : The people celebrate it ebulliently on May 24, every year with the participation of Efe's Society and Military Band from Denizli.
Baklan Traditional Horse Racing : It's held in April or May in Baklan District and in December in Hadim Village.
Kizilcaboluk Traditional Public Spring Celebration : The Kizilcaboluk Municipality of Tavas District in the Sogutonu Area arranges it on May 28 every year.
Honaz Cherry Festival : Honaz District is an important cherry growing county of Turkey. The festival was held from 1954 to 1978. Then the festival was canceled for the next 13 years. They decided to hold the festival again on June 11-12, 1991 to introduce their famous cherries to Turkey and the World.
International Pamukkale Music and Culture Festival : Many famous artists participated in the Pamukkale Music and Culture Festival that was held July 22-27, 1995. Making the festival annual to introduce Pamukkale and Denizli is being considered.
Buldan Yenicekent Seedless Grape Festival : The Sultaniye Seedless Grape Festival is held every year on the third Sunday of July.
Saint Day at Beyagaç Kartal Lake : The last Thursday of August is celebrated as Saint Day at Kartal Lake. The people come Wednesday and stay overnight on Cicekbaba Mountain next to Kartal Lake. The aim of the celebration is to get the people of the Aegean and Mediterranean Regions together. On Friday at the end of the celebration they eat lunch and pray.
Yatagan Knife Festival : Yatagan Town is famous for its knives, the manufacturing of which is the town's main profession. The festival was held on August 27-28, 1994 for the first time to give a good impression to the town's young people, introduce that profession to Turkey and to get the people together.
Independence Day Of Guney : September the third is Guney District's celebration day of independence.
Independence Day Of Buldan : September 4, 1922 is the day that the Turkish Army routed the enemy from Buldan.
Acipayam Economy And Culture Festival : The festival has been held since 1995 on September 16-17. It includes exhibitions, panels, theatre, concerts and local handicrafts.
Yesilyuva Shoe Making and Friendship Festival : The aim of the festival is to introduce the shoes that are made in town. It is held on June 15.
Civril Apple and Culture Festival
: Civril District has rich historical values. The
District also grows a high quality apple. They organized
the festival to find a better market for their apple and
introduce it to Turkey and World on September 24, 1994.
They intend to organize the festival as a traditional annual
Tavas Kizilyer Traditional Horse Races : Traditional Horse Racing is held for a couple of days in the last week of September. It has been held by Buyuktarakci Brothers to keep the ancestral sport of horse racing alive.
Babadag Traditional Horse Racing : It is held in the last week of October every year.
Buldan Yenicekent Pomegranate Public Celebration : It is held on the last Sunday of October. The biggest pomegranate of Turkey is grown in this town, so the celebration is also to introduce it.
Suleymanlı Plateau and Snow Public
Celebrations : It is held on Suleymanli Plateau
in Buldan District every year in June.
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