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Turkish Festival will be held on June 20, 21, 22, 2014 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. The Festival will be held at Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park 8303 – 104 St., Edmonton, Alberta.

The festivity will include live Turkish music and folkloric dances. There will be authentic Turkish food, a marketplace, arts and crafts show, and lots of fun for the kids! You will take pleasure in the outstanding benefits of advertising at one of Edmonton's most appealing and busiest outdoor locations.
Last event over 7,000 people visited our festival. This year we are expecting over 10,000 people. We welcome your business and look forward to meeting your needs.

Visitors will be able to browse and buy Turkish products, souvenirs and handicrafts, participate in activities for children, view many authentic demonstrations and performances, sample Turkish cuisine, and do much, much more at the Festival.

What to expect at the Festival?

  • Performances of Turkish folk dances, authentic Turkish music;

  • Watch an Ebru, water marbling, demonstration;

  • Turkish decorative pillows, traditional jewellery, handicrafts, and more;

  • EnjoyTurkish Cuisine, sample gourmet foods including kebabs, donair, vegetarian dishes, desserts,baklava, Turkish delight, dried apricots, figs, hazelnuts, and much more;

  • Taste popular Turkish Coffee;coffee cup

  • Let your kids enjoy all sorts of activities:
    coloring, face painting and games.

  • Don't miss Turkish cotton candy!

Do not miss out on the opportunity to savour Turkish culture and cuisine, so mark your calendars today!

Turkish Music

Türkiye’s cultural fabric is made up of a rich combination of diverse cultures rooted deeply in history. By virtue of its geographical position, Türkiye lies at the axis of the cultures of the East, the West, the Middle Eastern, the Mediterranean and Islam. Anatolia is one of the world’s oldest human habitats – hosts of civilizations have called it home – and it enjoys a unique cultural richness with its thousands of years of history. Anatolia’s cultural variety is so rich that we can see great cultural differences even in areas geographically quite close to each other. This colorful portrait holds just as true for Türkiye’s music. We can categorize the types of music heard through the years of Anatolia’s long history..

  1. Traditional/Local Music
  2. Modern Turkish Classical Music
  3. Popular Music
  4. Other Music Examples

An important feature of Turkish music is that within all historically known periods, it has been a modal form of music. This system of modes, or makams, is known to have changed from time to time in relation to the makam system in use today. This musical heritage is built on a theoretical foundation extending back at least a thousand years, and has undergone much evolution on the way to its present form. Edmonton Turkish Festival is one of the best places where you can listen to many different styles of live Turkish Music.

Turkish Food

This wonderful event effectively brings Türkiye to Edmonton, showcasing a rich cultural heritage while allowing visitors to sample fine Turkish cuisine from sumptuous kebabs to mouth-watering pastries. Come and sample authentic Turkish food and pastries while enjoying original Turkish-style doner-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.



Noah`s Pudding Celebration at McClure United Church

Harmony Dialogue Group (HDG), a Turkish non-profit organization visited The McClure United Church for their annual Noah’s pudding event in Edmonton.

Noah’s pudding (Ashura), a sweet dish, comprised of different grains, beans, dried fruit, and nuts, is still an important tradition in Turkey. Its name comes from Arabic, in which ashura literally means “tenth.” A dessert that is made on the 10th day of the Islamic calendar.

According to Islamic tradition, when the Ark of Noah came to rest on Mount Ararat in what is now Turkey, Noah and his crew (his wife, three sons and their wives) cooked their remaining grains, beans, nuts and dried fruit together to make a sweet pudding, which they ate in celebration and gratitude.

And this being an occasion for great joy and thankfulness, the pudding is made in massive quantities and shared with neighbours and the poor as a gesture of goodwill and in the spirit of unity with one another and the creator.

HDG celebrated Noah`s Pudding day at McClure United Church. Minister , Rev. Jim Lochhead welcomed HDG volunteers and showed great hospitality. After a brief presentation about “the Importance of Interfaith Dialog and Noah’s Pudding", members of the church and HDG volunteers were conversing peacefully and enjoying with the 250 puddings served.

Turkey celebrates April 23 Children Festival

Across Turkey, communities large and small are celebrating National Sovereignty and Children’s Day Monday, the public holiday that commemorates the founding of the national parliament of the newly declared Republic of Turkey in 1923 and marks the role of children in the country’s future.

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was the one who started Children’s Day. Ataturk was loving children and he often saying that: “Children are a new beginning of tomorrow”. He even dedicated the day 23rd of April to the children which is today celebrated as Children’s Day as well as the date when the Republic of Turkey was founded.

This year once again hundreds of children are coming together to celebrate their fest with shows and activities in Ankara. Inspired by TRT, Turkish National Radio and Television Institution, schools and municipalities, too, are bringing together children from different countries in Turkey to celebrate the fest as a symbol of peace and inter-faith relations.
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