San Antonio Turkish Festival
Raindrop Turkish Cultural Center held its 5thAnnual Turkish Festival in San Antonio, the seventh largest U.S. city in the state of Texas. The festival had HUGE attendance from the citizens of San Antonio as well as the Mayor, Ivy Taylor along with City Counselors Alan Warrick II and Ron Nirenberg. Mayor Taylor officially announced April 4 as the designated day for the festival for the city of San Antonio.
The festival was held at The Alamo, a historic building known as the home for many famous Western movies. Approximately 8,000 Americans attended.
The taste of Turkish cuisine, kebabs and homemade baklava received two enthusiastic thumbs up from all visitors.
Turkish water marbling art “Ebru” and calligraphy “Hat” as well as folklore dances and music were some of the highlights of the festival and received a lot of attention.
Mehmet Okumus, President of Raindrop Turkish Cultural Centers, which operates in 6 states with 17 branches, said that they organize such festivals to celebrate cultural richness and promote inter-cultural relations locally and internationally, in all states. Okumus also stated he was very happy with the attention the festival received and added that they are going to organize such festivals in every city in Texas and surrounding states. He thanked everyone involved with his utmost appreciation and gratitude.
One of San Antonio’s most popular TV stations, Channel 4, played an important role in promoting Turkish culture, folkore, and music by covering the festival in 3 different programs.
San Antonio’da Türk esintisi!
San Antonio’da Türk Festivali!
Teksas eyaletinde bulunan Amerika Birleşik Devletlerinin yedinci büyük şehri San Antonio’da Raindrop Türk Kültür Merkezinin düzenlemiş olduğu Türk festivaline Amerikalıların ilgisi görülmeye değerdi.
Geleneksel olarak yapılan Türk festivalinin 5.si Cumartesi günü San Antonio belediye başkanı Ivy Taylor ve Belediye encümenleri Alan Warrick II ve
Ron Nirenberg’in katılımıyla gerçekleştirildi. Teksas’ın fimlere konu olmuş gözde tarihi mekanlarından biri olan Alamo kalesinin önünde gerçekleştirilen Türk festivalini yaklaşık 8000 kişi ziyaret etti.
San Antonio belediye başkanı Ivy Taylor 4 Nisan 2015 tarihini Türk festival tarihi olarak ilan etti, ve belgesini Raindrop Türk Kültür Merkezi yetkililerine takdim etti.
Festivalde sunulan Türk döneri, ev Yapımı Türk baklavası, gönüllülerin hazırlamış olduğu gözleme,mantı, içli köfte,lahmacun ve pide Amerikalılar’dan tam not aldı.
Ve ayrıca festivalde hat ve ebru sanatı sunumları Amerikalıların yoğun ilgisiyle karşılandı.
6 eyalette 17 şubesi bulunan Raindrop Türk kültür merkezi başkanı Mehmet Okumuş festivale gösterilen ilgiden memnuniyet duyduğunu belirtirken ‘ bu tip Türkiye’yi Dünya’ya tanıtan ve ülkeler arasında kültürel bağ oluşturan kültür festivallerini her şehirde düzenliyoruz.San San Antonio şehrinde düzenlenen bu festivale emeği geçen tüm gönüllere canı gönülden teşekkür ediyorum’ dedi.
Türk folklor Gösterisi ve canlı müzik performansı da festivale ayrı bir renk kattı.
San Antoino’nun en çok izlenen kanallarından biri olan Kanal 4’te 3 farklı proğramla tanıtımı gerçekleştirilen Türk kültür festivalinde yemek,Türk sanatları,Türk folkloru ve müziği Türk kültürünün tanıtımına ayrı bir katkısı oldu.
More info on San Antonio Turkish Festival 2015
San Antonio Turkish Festival 2015 - BingNews
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