It is certain that tourists coming to Beypazari
firstly go to Hidirlik Hill to see a panaromic view of Beypazarı.
While you are climbing this hill to reach the top, you become sure
that you will see a picturesque beauty... After a few minutes you
see the new part of Beypazari, because this hill divides the city
into two parts named as new and old Beypazari. After you park your
car and walk 50 metres, the glory of Ottoman architecture fascinates
you. You cannot believe your eyes because it is a journey to the
Why Hidirlik or Hidrellez name? "Hidrellez",
is one of the seasonal festivals of all Turkish world which is
celebrated as the first day of the "early summer". It is also "day
of Hızır", the day on which prophets Hızır and Ilyas met with each
other on earth. The words Hızır and İlyas have since fused together
pronounced as Hıdrellez. Hıdrellez Day falls on May 5-6. There are
various theories about the origin of Hızır and Hıdrellez. Various
ceremonies and rituals have been performed for various gods with the
arrival of spring or summer in Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Iran, Greece
and in fact all eastern Mediterranean countries since ancient times.
One widespread belief suggests that Hızır is a prophet who has
attained immortality by drinking the water of life (ab-ı hayat), and
who has reached God, and wanders around among people from time to
time, especially in the spring, and helps people in difficulty and
distributes plenty and health. The identity of Hızır, the place and
the time he lived in are not certain. Hızır is the symbol of spring,
and the new life which emerges with it. In Turkey, where belief in
Hızır is widespread, the characteristics attributed to him are as
Hızır rushes to the aid of people in difficulty
and grants peoples wishes.
He always helps well-meaning, benevolent people.
He brings plenty and wealth wherever he stops.
He brings remedies to those who are troubled and health to the
He helps plants to grow, animals to reproduce, and human beings to
He helps improve peoples fortune.
He is the symbol of good omens.
He has the God-given power of working miracles.
Hidirlik Hill is also very important for
Beypazari. Kite Festivals and Fireworks Festival are celebrated on
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