Cappadocia and Central Turkey Travel Guide

Cappadocia and Central Turkey Performing Arts

Mevlâna Festival

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Published 07/20/2006

Fodor's Review

Each December, thousands of pilgrims from around the world descend on Konya for the Mevlâna Festival, which includes sema performances and other events commemorating Mevlâna Celaleddin Rumi. The program, which usually lasts about 10 days, culminates with an intense finale on the night of December 17—the anniversary of Rumi’s death, considered his “wedding night” with God. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the website of the Konya Culture and Tourism Office, or contact a local travel agency, such as Selene Tour, to make arrangements. Be sure also to make hotel reservations well in advance, as accommodations are limited and fill up quickly.

Performing Art Information


Konya, Konya, Turkey


332-353–4021-Konya tourism office

Published 07/20/2006


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