The harbinger of spring was in the air for the first time!

The harbinger of spring was in the air for the first time!



According to popular belief, Cemre is the temperature increase that occurs first in the air, then in the water and soil every 7 days, considering the beginning of spring. Cemre, the herald of spring, means ’ember’ in Arabic and expresses warming.

This year, the first congregation will be in the air on February 19-20. The second cemetery will fall into the water on February 26-27, and the last third will fall to the ground on March 5-6. In this way, it is believed that the air, water and soil are warmed, and the events of melting ice and blooming of flowers in the fields occur.

Cemre, seven days apart at the beginning of spring; temperature increase thought to occur first in air, then in water and soil. The Arabic word means fire in case of ember. The piles of stones thrown by pilgrims from Arafat in the Mina Valley are also called “cemre”.

In Turkish and Altaic folk culture and mythology, it is believed to be the cause of the demon called Imre (Imere or Emire). It appears in the spring and rises up into the sky, emitting flickering lights.

Then it falls on the ice and melts them. From there it enters the ground. After that, steam rises from the warmed soil. It represents the arrival of spring to the Emir. It is located in the Bulgarians as Zemire. It can be said that the word Cemre, which comes from the Arabic in Anatolian Turkish, is actually the modified version of this name by analogy.

The first congregation falls into the air on February 19 – 20, and then falls into water and soil every seven days. Zemre means moisture and steam in Kumuk Turkish.


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