Kirkpinar Olive Oil Wrestling

Type of Event Festival, Fair, Exhibition, Show
Location Sarayiçi District
Edirne
Turkey
Website Website
Reference
First Year of Event 1346
Frequency Annual
National Turkish Championship Oil wrestling. The wrestlers wear leather trousers called "Kispet" made of water buffalo leather and they cover themselves with olive oil. The annual Kırkpınar tournament, held in Sarayiçi district since 1362, is the oldest continuously running, sanctioned sporting competition in the world.
Date(s) Jun 21, 2010 - Jun 27, 2010
Jun 30, 2011 - Jul 06, 2011
Jun 16, 2014 - Jun 22, 2014
Jun 29, 2015 - Jul 05, 2015