On our last evening in Bodrum we were sitting near the sea, sipping tea at a small outdoor cafe when this festive parade when by. The boy on the pony is all decked out like a little prince in celebration of his circumcision. I think that Muslim boys in Turkey are circumcised when they’re about seven or so. I suppose it’s probably roughly equivalent to having your first communion or bar mitzvah, in terms of it being a key right of passage and an important family celebration. This family certainly went all out for the occasion!