Festival

The Historical Kırkpınar Wrestling and Culture Activities took place on the field in Sarayiçi, which is one of the most important recreation spots of Edirne and the 642st contest will take place this year.

Er Meydanı, which was surrounded by stands made of wallrush called salaşpur until 1985 has been started to be renovated in 1985 with the order given by the prime minister at the time, Turgut Özal.

At the time of the Ottomans, the wrestling contests outside the palace took place in fairgrounds, at weddings, in societies in the aid of charity groups or in the private places and salons of organizers who had gained a profession. In addition to this, there were wrestling contests as Wedding Wrestling, Ramadan Wrestling, Wrestling for the Aid of Charities.