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Whirling Dervishes


Whirling Dervıshes

The Sema ceremony is a journey through man’s spiritual ascent to “perfection” through mind and love—a truly unmissable and astonishing experience of music and moves. The mystical ritual of the Mevlevi Order with the whirling dance has been declared a UNESCO Heritage of Humanity.

Whirling dervishes show are organized in Istanbul, Cappadocia, and notably Konya. Huge audiences from home and abroad attend the Mevlevi Sema Ceremonies held on the Night of Reunion (December 17) in Konya, which is the anniversary of Rumi's death and is recognized as the night on which the servant met his Lord.

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