Konya province where numerous cultures blend and take on a new meaning is also well known for the popularity of its festivals organized through the year.
The world famous Seb-i Arus Ceremonies are held on December 7 – 17 every year to commemorate Mevlana and the anniversary of his death. The event is followed with great interest and becomes the scene of spectacular shows and activities.
The International Nasreddin Hodja Festival is held to commemorate Nasreddin Hodja who is one of the most important names of Turkish literature and to expand and promote his witticism and funny stories through the world. Organized in July every year, the festival offers a rich program.
The Beysehir National Photographers Meeting, Strawberry Festival, Harvest and Culture Festival, White Cherry Festival, Soğuksu Festival and Watermelon Festival are among the other local festivities organized at different times of the year.