Rumi celebration in Turkey
Turkey celebrates Rumi's birthday with a giant Sema performance
Friday, September 28, 2007
ISTANBUL - Turkish Daily News
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism together with Konya's directorate of culture, governor and residents will hold festivities Sept. 30 to celebrate the 800th birthday of famous Anatolian philosopher Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi, tourism and culture Minister Ertuğrul Günay said yesterday.
Rumi, the 13th century has been commemorated around Turkey and the world with various activities and performances since the beginning of this year which has been declared by the United Nations Educatinal, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as the ''Year of Mevlana.''
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