World Bulletin / News Desk
Kandil or the Five Holy Nights are celebrated throughout Turkey each year. The meaning of Kandil comes from the word Candle from the time of Sultan Selim II who had candles lit in the Mosques Minarets to mark the holy evenings.
The Days of the Islamic Calendar start at sunset, which is why Kandil is celebrated at Night and as the Islamic Calendar is calculated from the Moon’s rotation, the dates of each of these nights changes each year.
On these holy days/nights they are marked by prayer, poems and fasting. Special Foods are prepared in the homes and greetings are passed around the families.
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