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One Month Left for the Biggest Gypsy Party

Oriental Istanbul is taking you to a wonderful and unique journey in Turkey where you will enjoy a great week full of Romani dance, culture and street parties.

You will be taught the technique and style of the Romany dance from master teachers Dalia Carella and Reyhan Tuzsuz. After going through an intense course in Istanbul, we will travel to Edirne, the heart of the Gypsy community in Turkey to celebrate Hidrellez together with the locals in town. Enjoy dinner with a local Gypsy band in the festival field in Edirne!

Don’t miss to be a part of this experience this year!

Here are some photos from Oriental Istanbul’s Hidrellez Tour 2014 & 2013:

 
 
 

Have a great year, sweet as Turkish delight!

Goodbye 2012, hello 2013! As every year, different trips, different adventures and different experiences are waiting for us in this year. Unison Turkey offers you several small group tours with experts in 2013! We have many tour in accordance with every concept. From cuisine to belly dance, from eco-tourism to shopping, you can find the tour that suits your interest too!

 

 

A wonderful experience in Turkey – May 2013

What do you think about a trip to Turkey in May 2013 full of art, music and culture? Let’s look, what can we do?

Firstly, Unison Turkey has a wonderful tour in May: Hidrellez Festival! Hidrellez is the traditional early spring festival, celebrating the awakening of the nature, every year throughout Anatolia. The festival is a very important day for Romanys and is celebrated all through the night with street parties! Hidrellez Festival with the tour leader Artemis Mourat operated by Unison Turkey will be between 2 and 6 May 2013!

Click for detailed information about the tour Hidrellez Festival with Artemis Mourat – 2-6 May 2013

How about some music and dance? Depeche Mode will take the stage at Kucukciftlik Open Air Park, Istanbul on 17 May! Also, Turkey’s best and award-winning philharmonic orchestra, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra will be waiting for you on 9, 13 and 23 May 2013. Still another option may be the famous musical created by Queen and Elton John, We Will Rock You! The musical will be in Turkey for all fans of Queen between 3-12 May.

Click for detailed information about the shows of Depeche ModeBorusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, We Will Rock You

And finally… Lend an ear to the call of the world’s third biggest football derby, Fenerbahce vs. Galatasaray! This two football teams are competing for the championship again, and node in the championship will be solved in this match in the second week of May 2013!

Click for detailed information about the match Fenerbahce vs. Galatasaray

Unison Turkey promises you a great month of May!

 

Hidrellez (Spring Festival) celebrated in Turkey

Oriental Istanbul took dance lover ladies from UK, USA, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands and Japan to a wonderful and unique jouney in Turkey in which they enjoyed a great week full of Romani dance, culture and street parties.

They were taught the technique and style of the Romani dance from master teachers Ozgen and Reyhan. After going through an intense course in Istanbul, they travelled to Edirne, the heart of the gypsy community in Turkey to celebrate Hidrellez together with the locals in town.

 

 

Hidrellez is the traditional early spring festival, celebrating the awakening of the nature, every year throughout Anatolia. It is believed that every wish you make tonight will be accepted, as tonight prophet Hizir comes to help for help of those who need it.

 

 

Hidrellez is a very important day for Romanis and is celebrated all through the night with street parties. The streets bustle with Gypsy music bands and crowds dancing to the 9/8 rhythm. The tradition is to jump over a fire and make a wish. You can also write or draw your wish and bury it under a plant or tie it on a tree branch. Also in Edirne, the Romani people have the tradition to go by the river very early in the morning to take a ritual dip in the cold water.