Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2018 Window-01This year, Thanksgiving is coming on the 28 November! This national holiday is celebrated in the United States, also in other countries by people of American descents. Previously, it was a day to give thanks on a good harvest and the blessings received in the preceding years. Continue reading

Whirling Dervishes Festival

Whirling Dervish 2018 Dervish 1-01The Whirling Dervishes Festival is held on 7-17 December 2018 at Konya, Turkey. The festival is held annually to commemorate the death anniversary of the Sufi saint Mevlana, or Rumi as he was known. Rumi believed that communication with God was possible through dance, and so the dance of the whirling dervishes was born with their swirling white flowing robes and black cloaks and conical headgear. In 2008, UNESCO confirmed the “Mevlevi Sama Ceremony” or the whirling dervishes ceremony of Turkey as one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
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Filmekimi

Gather up, cinephiles! Filmekimi will be held on 5-14 October 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. The film week features a program consisting of films that have been screened and awarded at leading world film festivals, such as Oscar nominees in the Foreign Language category, as well as highly anticipated new productions. After Istanbul, Filmekimi is continued in Ankara on 12-16 October 2018, and in İzmir on 19-23 October 2018. Continue reading