Each December 17th, Turkey, and in particular, the city of Konya, celebrates the life and teachings of the Sufi philospher, Rumi.

Whirling Dervishes of Konya
Sema in Konya

For a concise profile of this ecumenical thinker and founder of the Mevlevi order, best known for the Whirling Dervishes, please see:

Explanations of Mevlevi music and the sema, the dervishes’ transcendent ritual dance are also included.