While researching for the Festivals, Rituals, and Ceremonies portfolio Glenn investigated the Festival of Hacibektas.  This festival celebrates the life of Hacibektas, an Iranian Dervish prophet who came to Inner Anatolia in the 13th century.  Hacibektas encouraged cultural growth and stated that a community could not progress unless it gave equal opportunities to women and men in running all aspects of their community.

Hacibektas Festival Turkey

Hacibektas, Turkey, Fesival of Hacibektas, portrait of Hacibektas,1986