Judas-Tree: The Only FlowerWhich Has A Festivity to ItsName in the World

Judas-Tree: The Only FlowerWhich Has A Festivity to ItsName in the WorldSince the 14th century, a festivity has been celebratedin the name of a tree for centuries until the RepublicanEra. This celebration named as “Judas-treeFestivity” is attributed to Emir Sultan. The Judastreefestivity, a very old tradition of Bursa or Anatolia,has began to be celebrated again in a differentway for the past 4-5 years. Evliya Çelebi relates aJudas-tree Festivity in the 17th century as follows:”Once a year “Judas-tree celebration” takes place inEmirsultan. A sea of people cram the place. Thecrowdedness of the place can not be described inwords. A celebration as such, can be realized onlywith a true love for Emirsultan.