Scenery Sunday : Antalya Ramazan

In the 9th month of the Muslim calendar, fasting occurs from sunrise to sunset. It is the Islamic holy month. 29 to 30 days. No water. No food. No alcohol. It is generally called Ramadan. In Turkey it is called Ramazan. For 2014, Ramazan is the month of July in the Gregory calendar.

Iftar is the meal taken every night to break the fast. Along with iftar is the gathering of family and friends. Celebration. Party. Elation.

Antalya is a key touristic city on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Muslims gather in the coastal Karalioğlu park every day at sundown to share iftar and related festivities.

Outdoor meal for the public. Çay stands with elaborate seating areas. Live music performances. Food vendors. Carnival rides for the kids. Outdoor bazaar selling all type of goods.

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List of events for 2014 Ramazan in Antalya

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İftar in Karalioğlu Park

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People line up for iftar

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Ramazan bazaar

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Glassware and jewelry vendor

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Handmade blown glass perfume bottles

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Tesbih, Islamic prayer beads

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Grilled and boiled corn on the cob

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Gözleme, turkish pancake vendor

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Outdoor oven to make fresh lava for kebabs

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Dessert vendor

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Çay, turkish tea vendor

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Çay sitting area with stage for live music

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Penguin train for little kids

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Crowds arrive at the Ramazan bazaar after iftar

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