Turkey, where most of the population is Muslim, circumcision is performed on all males due to traditional structure and religious grounds. We discussed the Turkish circumcision ceremonies as a rite of passage concerning hegemonic masculinity. We tried to reveal the traditionally accepted form of masculinity and analyse how they are reproduced in the feast invitations. We used descriptive analysis of the circumcision feast invitation - a sample of 64 invitation cards retrieved from the websites of six printing houses in Turkey. Using coding to analyse the messages on the invitation cards, we have identified three main topics: traditional and religious motives, the ritual of cutting, and passage into masculinity. Invitations describe what being “a man” means in a conservative, patriarchal society. In the analysed invitations, masculinity was built on three main characteristics. First, it is a state opposite to childhood. Secondly, it is opposite to and better than womanhood. And the third one is courage–often in the form of militarism – which is emphasised as the “manly” characteristic. We saw that circumcision is not only a religious obligation but also one of the cornerstones of the cultural building of masculinity and an important cultural figure.