December 22 Crimean Tatars celebrate «Yil Gecesi»

Crimean Tatars celebrate an ancient family holiday “Yil Gecesi”. It is also «Yil Bashi» and «Kalenda». December 22 is the longest night of the year. This is the day of the midwinter. Therefore, «Yil Gecesi» symbolizes the beginning of winter. The holiday is accompanied by simple but interesting ceremonies.