Ramadan brings Islamic arts, cultures from 24 states to Turkey

Ramadan Festival in Turkish capital Ankara gathers 24 Muslim countries to promote their culture and art during holy month.

Ramadan brings Islamic arts, cultures from 24 states to Turkey


World Bulletin / News Desk

Ramadan Festival in Turkish capital Ankara gathers 24 Muslim countries to promote their culture and art during holy month.

Ramadan festival is held between Ramadan 5-10 (August 26 -31).

The festival aims to offer different observing types of holy Ramadan in other Muslim countries and also put together the brother cultures.

Art lovers will be able to see Islamic calligraphy, illumination works and traditional art forms.

The entrance door of the festival area was designed as the door of the Topkapi Palace, belonging Ottoman Sultans, in Istanbul. Furthermore the back entrance is sembolised by a waterfall. Also the scene was built in the waterfall entrance.



In the traditional festivities, everyone from the age of 7 to 70 will smile at Turkish traditional Hacivat-Karagoz plays, and other puppet shows. While clowns entertain children, adults will enjoy theatrical sketches in the evenings.

Turkish artists performs traditional plays under theatre-in-the-round during the event organised by Ankara Kecioren municipality.

Meanwhile, visitors have the chance to attend traditional Persian story telling (Naqqali) sessions, become more familiar with Iran's tourist attractions, and visit photograph and poster exhibitions.



According to Mehr News Agency, the event will also screen Iran's Ramadan TV series.

People's Republic of Crimea, KKTC, Iran, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bangladesh, Kosovo, Sudan, Morocco, Tadzhikstan, Paletsine, Qatar, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Albania, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kirghizstan and Nigeria joins the activities that lasts during the whole Ramadan.

Kecioren municipality mayor Mustafa Ak said that "we are living the brotherhood that goes beyond the borders in our International Ramadan Festival."

Last Mod: 26 Ağustos 2009, 15:49
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