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14th Annual DC Turkish Festival Featuring Line Dance for Peace


Sep 22, 2016

Theo tin Washington DC Turkish Festival and American Turkist Association

WHAT: 14th Annual DC Turkish Festival Featuring Line Dance for Peace

WHEN: Sunday, September 25 from 11 AM to 7 PM

WHERE: Freedom Plaza, 1455 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004


This Sunday: Enjoy a Magical Journey to Turkey at the 14th Annual Turkish Festival!

Experience Authentic Turkish Art and Culture at the 14th Annual Turkish Festival on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC

The American-Turkish Association of Washington DC (ATA-DC) is proud to present the 14th Annual Turkish Festival, offering a day of free activities including dance, music, cuisine, fashion and arts & crafts. Every year, the award-winning festival brings together numerous Turkish-style artists, artisans and authentic vendors and draws tens of thousands of Washingtonians to the streets to enjoy delicious Turkish food and traditional Turkish coffee, to browse and shop at the Turkish Bazaar, and to watch mesmerizing stage performances. This year once again festival goers will have the opportunity to journey from Washington DC to Turkey by experiencing Turkey’s rich cultural history, its culinary delights, and a variety of live Turkish music and engaging folk dance performances.

Other festival highlights include:

Line Dance for Peace:

ATA-DC invites all Washingtonians to join us in honoring the diverse colors and cultures of our city with traditional dances, which have symbolized peace and cultural interaction for centuries. Our volunteer-led organization cannot think of a better place to be than Washington, DC, one of the most diverse cities in the United States, to create a circle of friendship to create and promote peace and tolerance. The “Line Dance for Peace” will take place at 2:30 pm in front of the main stage.

Turkish Cuisine, Turkish Coffee and Fortune Reading:

• Turkish cuisine from local Washington, DC Turkish restaurants: Kabobs, vegetarian dishes, pastries and desserts will be available for purchase. Turkish coffee will be offered at the ever-popular Turkish coffee house, and fortune-tellers will read fortunes from coffee grinds.

Cultural Exhibitions:

• “The Culture and Tourism Tent” will host exhibitions as well as demonstrations of Turkish arts and culture. The festival will also highlight the Ancient City of Ephesus, one of the most ancient cities of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors will have a chance to get a glimpse of Ephesus during presentations at the culture tent.

Mini Grand Bazaar:

• More than 20 arts and crafts vendors will showcase Turkish jewelry and hand-woven textiles at the Turkish bazaar.

Arts & Crafts for Kids:

• Kids Tent will present Turkish culture with hands-on activities, offering children and their parents the opportunity to create unforgettable memories.

For more information, please visit our website at www.turkishfestival.org


Warm regards,

ATA-DC Festival Committee


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