Bodrum Municipality, Bodrum Maritime Museum continues to protect the intangible cultural heritage of Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı, the Fisherman of Halicarnassus. This time, under the roof of the museum, the local government embraces the “Merhaba” greeting that Balıkçı always uses in the morning and evening, when he comes and goes, and when he goes in and out, from an international perspective.
With the works of Bodrum Municipality and the Bodrum Maritime Museum, April 17, the birthday of the Fisherman of Halicarnassus, was declared “Merhaba Day” on April 17, 2022 by Mayor Ahmet Aras.
Balıkçı’s “merhaba”, which reflects his humane stance towards all people of the world, all animals, plants and all living beings, deserves to be known, remembered, felt and kept alive. The greeting of the Fisherman of Halicarnassus calls out from the past to the future with the Merhaba Day