A Note on Šaboš Custom in Hatay (Antioch)

In: Iran and the Caucasus
Author: Funda Şan 1
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  • 1 Yildiz Technical University

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The paper describes a common custom, named šaboš, practised almost in every district and village in Hatay (Antioch) and aimed primarily at collecting gold or money for the newlyweds. Though the effect of šaboš has considerably decreased with time, it still continues to be widely practised in the area.

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