REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

Prayers for Rain

A number of religious and traditional practices are particularly to be found on mountains, high hills or near the graves of holy figures, either to encourage rain or stop heavy rain which may cause floods. Prayers for sufficient rainfall may also be offered. Within this framework, a number of external factors can play a role in these practices, such as the place chosen for prayer, the time, the meal eaten after the prayer for rain, animals that are taken to the prayer site, clothes worn on the prayer day, and practices carried out on the return journey.