A STUDY ON TURKISH CYPRIOT WEDDING CULTURE, BRIDAL HAIR STYLISTS AND MAKE-UP ARTISTS

Keywords: Folklore, ancient Turkish Cypriot wedding and culture, Turkish bath, dowry, bridal hair stylists and make-up artists

Abstract

Marriage, which is one of the transition periods in human life, has a very important

place in people’s lives due to many reasons such as establishing new relationships

between individuals and families to marry and having cultural, social and economic

aspects. Marriage stages include certain rules and patterns and these stages have a

very rich content in terms of traditions, customs, traditions and ceremonies. Marriage

is planned in stages such as pre-wedding, wedding and post-wedding. Wedding has an

important place in Turkish Cypriot culture with its functions that enable individuals

to come together, show how they should behave in society, strengthen the social bond

among themselves, make them aware of cultural heritage, revive their values, beliefs

and traditions, entertain and make them happy. The aim of this research is to make

an examination on the old Turkish Cypriot wedding culture, bridal hair stylists and

make-up artists. In this research, 60 people living in Nicosia, Famagusta, Girne and

Güzelyurt regions of Cyprus were interviewed. This research is a qualitative research

and a case study model was used with the help of semi-structured interview forms.

Published
2022-07-22