Sheep Olympiad

Arda Taş

Arda Taş

Arda Taş

Arda Taş

He was born in Nazilli in 2005. He is a student at Nazilli Mehmet Akif Ersoy Anatolian High School. He likes to play basketball and take photos. He started photography in 2015. He says: “ I choose photography in order to make people’s feelings and lives permanent and transfer these to others, i will proceed on this path”.

“Sheep Olympiad” is a traditional activity which has been going on for 8 centuries in the district of Çal in Denizli province in Aşağıseyit Village. It is an activity that reveals the love and integration of people for their sheep. It helds in the last week of August every year. In the early mornings, the races start when the herd enter Menderes River by following leader sheep. The races continue until the end of the afternoon. The sheep jumping into the water with shepherd first called sheep leader. The transition of the other sheep of the herd from one side of the Menderes River to the other is a race among the shepherds.

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