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Toronto Festival celebrates Turkish Culture

Toronto Festival celebrates Turkish Culture

The fascinating and beautiful culture of Turkey is coming to Toronto.

This year, the 6th Toronto Turkish Festival will be on 24th, 25th and 26th of August with a number of activities in the preceding week under the title “Anatolian Cultural Week”.

The Toronto Turkish Festival celebrates Turkish culture with music, exhibitions, arts, crafts, dance, shows and delicious food.

This wonderful event effectively brings Türkey to Toronto, showcasing a rich cultural heritage while allowing visitors to sample fine Turkish cuisine from sumptuous kebabs to mouth-watering pastries.

Also, distinctive traditional Turkish crafts, such as paper water marbling (Ebru), and carpet weaving will be demonstrated at the event.

Come and sample authentic Turkish food and pastries while enjoying original Turkish-style doner-kebabs, tantuni kebabs, shish kebabs and famous pita style sandwiches, along with gozleme and bazlama, featuring tasty, lightly spiced chicken or beef.

Side dishes will be made right before your eyes using traditional baking methods, and will include specialty pastries such as baklava, dolma and sarma stuffed with vegetables, meat, or cheese delicacies fit for even the most discerning palate!

Taste the most delectable delights, along with authentic Turkish salads and a wide variety of other meals and baked goods.

The Toronto Turkish Festival is organized by the Canadian Turkish Friendship Community (CTFC), in which is devoted to the promotion of Turkish Culture and Language in Toronto and Canada as a non-profit and charitable organization since its inception in 2005.

One of its objectives is to contribute to Ontario’s society in terms of promoting intercultural events, and another is to support educational and cultural activities open to the public.

Festival details:

August 21st, 2012 Tuesday

Turkish Food Show at 6 pm at Turkish Cultural Center,777 Supertest Rd M3J 2M9 Toronto

August 22nd, 2012 Wednesday

Turkish Movie “Hokkabaz-The Magician” Screening at 6pm at Palmerston Public Library 560 Palmerston Ave M6G 2P7 Toronto

August 23rd, 2012 Thursday

“Instants from Streets of Anatolia” Art Exhibition by Atanur & Asuman DOGAN from 10 am to 5 pm at Toronto Police Headquarters 40 College St M5G 2J3 Toronto

August 24th, 2012 Friday

Festival Day 1 from 11am to 7pm at Nathan Phillips Square (at 1pm Opening Ceremony)

August 25th & 26th, 2012 Saturday & Sunday

Festival Day 2-3 from 11 am to 9 pm at David Pecaut Square (former Metro Hall)

For further information, please visit: www.torontoturkishfestival.org

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