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Mornings during Ramazan

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Mornings during Ramazan

I will be traveling through Turkey during the last 2 weeks of Ramazan. I understand that there are drummers going through the streets in the early morning hours as a reminder for everyone to have a bite to eat before the fasting begins. Is it very loud and intrusive if you're a light sleeper? Should I bring earplugs?

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1. Re: Mornings during Ramazan

chaparita, There may be drummers to announce the "sahur" (lest meal before sunrise). So if you are a light sleeper, bring your earplugs.


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I have never heard a drummer in Istanbul or in any other areas where I have been during Ramazon in the last 50 years. When we lived in a small village in the 1960's the drummer started on the far side of the village and we would listen as he progressed to his final stop in front of our apartment. Within a week we adjusted and went right back to sleep as soon as they started. If you are sensitive to noise earplugs take up no space & you may appreciate them for the morning prayer call.

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3. Re: Mornings during Ramazan

The drummers used to come past my house in Bodrum when I lived there and they were quite loud. Sunrise is very early at the moment so if you are a light sleeper earplugs would be a good idea.

Edited: 07 July 2013, 08:41
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