A little nostalgia about Kirkpinar...

We often hear the phrase "Where are those old Ramadans" from our elders... The same phrase goes for the Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Tournament after reading stories on the past tournaments of the Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling.

The field Of  the Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Tournament 

The original field of the Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling matches, which started to be held following the conquest of Edirne 596 years ago according to the legend, is a location called Kirkpinar in the west of the city of Edirne. This original field of Kirkpinar oil wrestling matches is today located within the boundaries of Greece.


The historical site where the Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament is held is within the grasslands of Samona village. The wrestling field and its boundaries are as follow: The actual place where the oil wrestling matches held is the place called Nazif agha's field. This field is surrounded by Topcuoglu Ali Agha's field, Tikioglu Recep Agha's field, Cilengiroglu's vegetable garden and Kirkpinar Fountain under which a tiny river flows.

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