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Kirkpinar Olive Oil Wrestling

 
Type of Event Festival, Fair, Exhibition, Show
Location
Edirne
Turkey
Email Address
WebsiteWebsite
First Year of Event1346
FrequencyAnnual
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National Turkish Championship Oil wrestling. The wrestlers wear leather trousers called "Kispet" made of water buffalo leather and they cover themselves with olive oil. This sport dates back to the Ottoman Empire.

Date(s)June 21, 2010 - June 27, 2010
June 30, 2011 - July 6, 2011