16th Annual Turkish Festival Brings Thousands to Downtown DC for a Taste of Turkish Culture

The 16th Annual DC Turkish Festival took place this past weekend along Pennsylvania Avenue in our Nation’s Capital just blocks from The White House. This year’s theme was “Colors of Anatolia”.

The event offered a full day of free activities for the whole family including traditional folk dancing and musical performances to arts and crafts activities for children and adults. Turkish cuisine was also available for purchase along with traditional coffee fortune reading and a Turkish bazaar.

There was also an exhibit in collaboration with DC’s Textile Museum’s entitled “A Nomad’s Art: Kilims of Anatolia”. It featured Turkey’s woven history through her kilims.

The annual event is organized by the American Turkish Association of Washington, DC (ATA-DC). 

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