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Colors of Belek - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Friendliness, helpfulness, and hospitality are the three qualities of local people primarily noticed by travelers when visiting Belek. Making a friend from this city, you can be sure that your friendship will last at least a long time. However, it is very easy to offend local residents - it is enough not to accept an invitation to any celebration. You can refuse only if there is really a respectful reason for it, and apathy or depression are not acceptable. By the way, try to learn a couple of words in Turkish - local people will appreciate it.
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As for clothing, it's recommended to wear classic or smart casual outfits - especially for women. Most of the local representatives of the fair sex prefer European-style clothes, although you can also meet those wearing the hijab. Well-covered clothes are still preferable, it is better to pay tribute to local traditions and customs. Besides that, drinking alcohol is only allowed in places designated for this purpose. Locals are reserved about alcohol, but it is not necessary to show excessive activity in this matter, they do not appreciate it.
Etiquette is very important here. Thus, entering the house, you should immediately take off your shoes, and, as mentioned above, refusing an invitation is unacceptable. If any of the locals is inviting a traveler to dinner, this means that he/she is a welcome guest, and it would be difficult for the inviter to survive your NO. Despite the fact that most local people profess Islam, nothing will change for them if it turns out that their friends profess a different faith. Arriving in the country, it is necessary to show respect for religious traditions, rituals, and customs, and then making friends will not be a problem for you. Copyright
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Belek boasts many interesting festivals that take place directly in the city and on its outskirts. Thus, one of the most colorful festivities is the International Jazz Festival is held in the amphitheater of Aspendos. The date of the festival falls on late June. Being a stunningly beautiful structure, the amphitheater often pleases visitors with amazing music. Many tourists are eager to visit Antalya at this time, that's why the festival always gathers crowds of people who have fun and listen to good music.
Another festival taking place in the same amphitheater is Opera and Ballet Festival. Here you can hear classical works performed by talented opera singers, as well as see famous dance groups that never cease to please the audience. The event starts at the end of August, ending in early September. All those passionate about classical music should not ignore this festival.
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In mid-May, you'll witness a festival dedicated to folk music and dances. This is an event where there is everything you need - fun, joy, original musical bands and dance groups. The event is definitely worth a visit if you're really interested in acquaintance with the multifaceted culture and traditions of southern Turkey. Interestingly, tourists not only from other countries but also from Turkey itself are curious about them.
The city of Belek is known for the fact that it is home to many representatives of Russian nationality, due to which festive events with the participation of stars from the Russian Federation are quite common here. Thus, in late April, there is a festival of Comedy Club, a popular Russian TV show. Among the invitees are eminent standup comedians from Russia. Besides the show, visitors enjoy playing games, sports, dancing with the participation of the best DJs, as well as contests, during which spectators can join one team with the participants.
Another festival attended by eminent stars is called Bridge TV Need for Fest. An entertainment program is very extensive - performances, humor, music, dances, sports, including FootFest tournament appreciated by all football fans, as well as beach parties (the city known for its beautiful beaches cannot do without them!), a fire-show and an after party.
Silent Water The city hosts two festivals devoted to dancing. One of them, International Belek Salsa Festival, is held at the end of May and is dedicated to salsa, and the second one, Oriental dreams held in mid-February, is focused on oriental dances. The first festival is held at Adora Resort Hotel and gathers all lovers of the passionate dance under one roof. You can attend the event for free, the program includes both master classes and performances. Oriental Dreams taking place in Spice Hotel & Spa offers a fitness tour, master classes, competitions, photo shoots, and concerts.
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In late September, Bellis Deluxe Hotel hosts a festival called the Sports Wave. Football, volleyball, tennis matches, afterparties, as well as music performances, are held as part of the event, which is attended by celebrity sports stars. A special entertainment program including master classes and interesting quests is prepared for children here. Immediately after the festival, in the middle of October, a sporting event of a global scale starts - Ironman.
The most significant Muslim holiday is, of course, the holy month of Ramadan. However, its end is celebrated even more vividly. The celebration lasting 3 non-working days is called Şeker Bayramı. During this time, it is customary to set a rich table, on which there should be many sweets (traditional treats - Rahat-lukum, Baklava, all kinds of candies). Local residents visit their friends or leave the city to visit relatives in other towns. For this reason, sometimes there are problems with public transport; bars and nightclubs may also stop working.
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Belek. Learn the best periods to visit Belek to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Belek. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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