Batman Universitesi Yasam Bilimleri Dergisi
www.yasambilimleridergisi.com
Cilt 1, Sayı 1  Ocak-Haziran 2012  (ISSN: 2147-4877, E-ISSN: 2459-0614)
Mehmet Emin ŞEN; Mustafa Hakkı ERTAN; Zeynep İSEN

NO Makale Adı
1356271201 FEAST TRADITION IN FAKIRA VILLAGE, BATMAN (YEZ DAN FEAST CELE BRATION IN THE VILLAGE YEZIDI SHEIKHS LIVE )

Our country is one of the rare countries where various cultures, languages and
religions exist intensively. This affluence is the result of great heritage which the geography
on which it is lived. This heritage is the joint product of deep accumulation and tolerance
that are fed from different sources; whereas know to meet at the same centre consequently.
As in many parts of Turkey, it is possible to see different beliefs and cultures in Batman
and in its vicinity. Within this sense, it is aimed to find out more tangible information about
Yezidis by establishing the differences and similarities by means of studying on the feasts of
Yezidis who have been living on these lands and have a different belief. Yezidis densely live
in Urfa, Mardin, Siirt, Diyarbakır and Batman, and in the provincial towns and villages of
these provinces in the South-eastern Anatolian Region, Turkey. The main topic of our study
is that of the Feast tradition of Yezidis; our field of study is provincial towns of Batman and
particularly the village (Fakira Village Picture 1) where their sheikh lives; and this study has
been carried out on the feast of Yezidis. In addition, great majority of our study originates
from the information that the members of this religion have given. Feasts in Yezidis have
been studied under two separate titles as religious and traditional.