a history going back 4,000 years, Turkey has been the homeland to many
civilizations — Greeks, Romans, Kurds, Armenians, Assyrians, and
Hittites — each of whom has left their cultural, social, and religious
marks. Turkey also has some of the best cuisine in the world. Each
region offers its own specialties, and the Turkish people have a
well-deserved reputation for hospitality. Divided by the Bosphorus
strait and bordered by the Aegean Sea, The Black Sea, and the
Mediterranean Sea, Turkey bridges the two great continents of Europe and
Asia. Its varied terrain is rich in Roman ruins, mosques, and Greek and
Armenian churches, and due to its geographical position, while some
Turks are skiing in Erratum, others are swimming in Natalya.
is for Henna Night, a women-only party that takes place the night
before a wedding. The bride-to-be wears a beautiful dress and red veil.
Her closest friends and family gather to eat, sing and dance. They put
henna on their hands, and the stain stays there for weeks afterwards.
For the bride it is a very emotional evening, because it is her last
night living at her parents’ house.