Christmas in Turkey
We wish you a Merry Xmas

Turkey is a Moslem country. Although there are Catholic and Jewish minorities, mostly Turks are Moslems. The Turkish minorities live in peace with Turkish Moslems and have their own places of worship. You will find churches and synagogues all over Istanbul.

For the Moslems, December 24th is not a date that commemorates Jesus' birth . They do have Jesus at their Koran (Moslems' Holy book) but the mostly important figure in their religion is Mohammed the prophet.

At the end of the year, Istanbul will be decorated with lights all over it's main streets, but this is done to commemorate the new year.

We wish you a Merry Xmas!

Interesting things could be seen in Istanbul as Santa Claus gives sweets to children on the streets or shopping malls and Christmas trees have a place in some Turkish houses and shops.

This is a sign that the west mentality has come to Turkey.

Another interesting fact is that they give each other a gift at new year eve but not on the 24th of December.

Here are some orginal gifts you can give in Xmas:

If you want to buy a Turkish hand made Christmas gift we recommend SHOP1000 !

Different types of bags, backpacks, telephone books and shoes, all made with quality kilim (Turkish rug) and leather.

Turkish Amulet against Evil Eye

Here you can buy the Turkish evil eye amulet:

evil eye amulet as pendant;
evil eye amulet as key chain;
evil eye amulet as bracelet and necklace;
most used and original evil eye amulet
to be hanged on your house, office, car, etc


Turkish apple tea

Delicious Turkish apple tea, loved by all tourists who come to Turkey. This tea is served in many commercial establishments and also tea gardens.
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Black Turkish tea

Delicious black Turkish tea drank by Turks in a glass cup. This tea is served anywhere at anytime !?
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This site suggests also books about Istanbul, Turkey, Turkish Cuisine, Dervish, Turkish Arts & Crafts, and other mixed subjects related to Turkey. We also suggest: Turkish Music in CDs and Videos about Turkey. That would be also a nice Xmas gift !

More shopping !!!

If you want to come to Turkey on Xmas contact us we can help you find your way out.