Savour Turkish hospitality on March 24
OT, March 22, 2012 11:27 IST
Okhla Times Reporter/Okhla
If interested in knowing about Turkish culture, Turkish Fest 2012 is here. The festival will be open to the general public free of charge from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday March 24, 2012 and full day on Sunday March 25, 2012 at Select City Walk Mall, Saket, New Delhi, just a few kilometers from Okhla.
On display will be Turkish art, folk dance music and gourmet food. Visitors will get an opportunity to celebrate, learn, and savour Turkish hospitality, culture, heritage and cuisine.
Turkish products, souvenirs and handicrafts will also be on display.
At the centre of attraction will be Turkish music. A variety of Turkish music groups will be performing on stage throughout the festival. Music will feature contemporary, folk, traditional and popular songs by Indian, international and local performers.
Besides, professional and children folkdance groups will show case dances from different regions of Turkey. During performances music, instruments and patterns of the region are on displayed.
Turkish cuisine will also be at display. Sample gourmet foods including kababs, donair, vegetarian and olive oil dishes, Gözleme (Turkish Pancake),Börek (Turkish Flaky Pastry), Mantı(Turkish Ravioli), Sarma (Stuffed Vine Leaves), drinks such as Ayran (Turkish Buttermilk), desserts like baklava, Turkish delight and much more will be available for visitors.
Whirling Dervish of Rumi performance is also slated for that day. One of the wonders of Turkey the most exquisite ceremonies of spirituality, mesmerizing seven-century old ritual, incredible performance featuring beautiful costumes, hypnotic music with flutes, string and percussion, and the amazing sight of the Dervishes whirling on the stage will be at display.
The festival is going to attract participants from Turkey that is fast emerging as a new economic power in Europe. Of late the new government is also making efforts to open channels with other countries, including India, with whom it has a historical relation.
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