Nasreddin or Nasreddin Hodja was a Seljuq satirical Sufi, born in Hortu Village in Sivrihisar, Eskişehir Province, present-day Turkey and died in 13th century in Akşehir, near Konya, a capital of the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum, in today’s Turkey.
- He is considered a populist philosopher and wise man, remembered for his funny stories and anecdotes.
- He appears in thousands of stories, sometimes witty, sometimes wise, but often, too, a fool or the butt of a joke.
- A Nasreddin story usually has a subtle humour and a pedagogic nature.
- The International Nasreddin Hodja fest is celebrated between 5 and 10 July in his hometown every year.