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Festivities / Celebrations (33 Subjects)

Egg weighing 200 pounds exhibited at the market of Istanbul, part of the celebrations of the birth of Sultan's daughter.

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Feast at Tarabya, on the northwestern coast of the Bosporus.

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Dance of Bulgarian peasants.

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Muslim children in their circumcision costume. Animals destined to be sacrificed on the day of Kurban Bayram.

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Official prayer to celebrate the Birth of Prophet Muhammad (Mawlid) in the presence of the Sultan and other supreme officials, at the mosque of Sultan Ahmed, Istanbul.

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The Grand Vizier offers dinner (Ifter) to other Ottoman officials during the Ramadan.

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Parade of horses in the Sultans's honour, in the Second Court of Topkapi Palace, on the eve of the Bayram.

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Religious ceremony in the Audience Hall of Tokapi Palace on the eve of the Bayram.

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A caravan departs from Istanbul to the Holy Mosque of Mecca during the Ramadan, with sacred camels and gifts from the Sultan.

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Camel carrying gifts from the Sultan to the Holy Mosque of Mecca during the Ramadan. Auxiliary camel forming part of the Caravan to Mecca.

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Mules of the Imperial Caravan carrying gifts to Mecca from the Sultan, during the Ramadan.

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Feast of St. Jason and Sosipatros in Corfu.

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Religious procession in Alcamo, Sicily. Plan of the Doric temple of Segesta.

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Venetian woman dressed in festive costume for the feast of Corpus Cristi.

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Fountain at the remains of church near the sea walls of Topkapi palace in Istanbul. According to the author, the Greek Orthodox people of Istanbul would come to the fountain on the feast of the Transfiguration. Several of them would bury themselves in the sand and then drink from the holy fountain, thus realizing a symbolic transfiguration.

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Leisure scene at the streets of Istanbul during the Bayram feast.

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Festivities at the port of Istanbul, to celebrate the construction of a new ship.

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The interior of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem: a priest distributes the Holy Fire.

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Soldiers and guilds parade during the festivities which customarily took place when an Ottoman prince was born. The author had occasion to watch such a parade during his stay in Aleppo.

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Celebration at the streets of Visapur, India, for the wedding of the daughter of the local governor.

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Celebration of the feast of Huli in Kabul. The feast, a remnant of pagan cults, lasted the two days of the full moon of February. On the second day, the inhabitants of Kabul would gather at the central square and destroy a gigantic effigy made especially for this festivity. The feast closed as a child, symbol of the new-born god, shot his arrows at the giant's heart.

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Celebration in the honour of Dimitrios Kallergis at a tavern in London.

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Fête to officers of the English and French forces, and the Greek army and Navy, in the Acropolis during the British-French occupation of Athens and Piraeus in 1854-57.

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The residents of Athens welcome George I of Greeks, October 1863 (imaginary representation). On the right, the Acropolis and the temple of Hephaestus.

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Opening of the Greek Orthodox chuch of Saint Nicholas in Liverpool, 869.

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Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VII of England) watches the illumination of the Acropolis of Athens, 1877.

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A drunken man returns to his home the morning after the last night of the Carnival, Athens, 1877.

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The streets of Athens during the Carnival, 1877.

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Greek Easter festival in the Troad.

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Easter ceremony of the Greek church in the Troad. Greek Orthodox believers attend the liturgy of the Resurrection.

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