Το 'μοχθηρό' πνεύμα Bocuk και το τουρκικό Halloween στην Αδριανούπολη

Festival goers with painted faces and wearing costumes to spook locals on what's called "Bocuk gecesi," or "Bocuk night", march in the village of Camlica, in the northwestern province of Edirne, Turkey, some 50km from the Greek border, late Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, to celebrate the Turkish version of Halloween. According to folklore, "Bocuk" is an invisible entity that appears on the coldest night of the year to wreak havoc _ it's believed to bring ill health and chaos. The only way to keep "Bocuk", is to eat a traditional pumpkin dessert, according to the legend, which dates back to Medieval times and came to Turkey from the neighbouring Balkans. (AP Photo/Ergin Yildiz)
Festival goers with painted faces and wearing costumes to spook locals on what's called "Bocuk gecesi," or "Bocuk night", march in the village of Camlica, in the northwestern province of Edirne, Turkey, some 50km from the Greek border, late Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, to celebrate the Turkish version of Halloween. According to folklore, "Bocuk" is an invisible entity that appears on the coldest night of the year to wreak havoc _ it's believed to bring ill health and chaos. The only way to keep "Bocuk", is to eat a traditional pumpkin dessert, according to the legend, which dates back to Medieval times and came to Turkey from the neighbouring Balkans. (AP Photo/Ergin Yildiz) AP

Στην Τουρκία γιορτάζουν το Halloween μες στο καταχείμωνο

Οι κάτοικοι ενός μικρού χωριού Καμλίκα στην Ανατολική Θράκη, μασκαρεύονται την πιο κρύα μέρα του χρόνου και βγαίνουν στα σοκάκια του χωριού για να ξορκίσουν το κακό πνεύμα. Μόλις 50 χιλιόμετρα από τα σύνορα με την Ελλάδα, οι κάτοικοι του χωριού, γιορτάζουν τη νύχτα του Bocuk, όπως χαρακτηριστικά την αποκαλούν.

Festival goers with painted faces and wearing costumes to spook locals on what's called
Festival goers with painted faces and wearing costumes to spook locals on what's called "Bocuk gecesi," or "Bocuk night", march in the village of Camlica, in the northwestern province of Edirne, Turkey, some 50km from the Greek border, late Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, to celebrate the Turkish version of Halloween. According to folklore, "Bocuk" is an invisible entity that appears on the coldest night of the year to wreak havoc _ it's believed to bring ill health and chaos. The only way to keep "Bocuk", is to eat a traditional pumpkin dessert, according to the legend, which dates back to Medieval times and came to Turkey from the neighbouring Balkans.(AP Photo/Ergin Yildiz) AP

Σύμφωνα με την παράδοση, το πνεύμα Μποτσούκ, ήταν μια αόραστη οντότητα που εμφανιζόταν την πιο κρύα νύχτα του χρόνου προκειμένου να φέρει τον όλεθρο. Οι δεισιδαιμονίες ήθελαν το πνεύμα αυτό να φέρνει αρρώστιες και χάος. Ο μόνος τρόπος να κρατήσουν οι κάτοικοι του χωριού το πνεύμα μακριά ήταν ένα γλυκό από κολοκύθα.

Festival goers with painted faces and wearing costumes to spook locals on what's called
Festival goers with painted faces and wearing costumes to spook locals on what's called "Bocuk gecesi," or "Bocuk night", eat a traditional pumpkin dessert, as they march in the village of Camlica, in the northwestern province of Edirne, Turkey, some 50km from the Greek border, late Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, to celebrate the Turkish version of Halloween. According to folk lore, "Bocuk" is an invisible entity that appears on the coldest night of the year to wreak havoc _ it's believed to bring ill health and chaos. The only way to keep "Bocuk", is to eat the dessert, according to the legend, which dates back to Medieval times and came to Turkey from the neighbouring Balkans. (AP Photo/Ergin Yildiz) AP

Το έθιμο φαίνεται πως χρονολογείται από τη μεσαιωνική εποχή με σαφείς επιρροές από λαούς των Βαλκανίων που γιορτάζουν τις Απόκριες και έχουν παρόμοιους θρύλους.

AP Photo/Ergin Yildiz

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