SAVE THE DATE: Turkish Festival at Alamo Plaza this coming April 2nd!!! D'ont miss it

turkish festivalThe Turkish Festival aims at complementing the already rich cultural diversity of our city while also cultivating a theme of respect and understanding among different cultures. 

The Festival is organized by Raindrop Foundation and is free to attend and open to the public.

Get ready to eat delicious food and have chance to taste  authentic Turkish Cuisine as the 6th Turkish Festival at the nationalwide historical and emblematic Alamo Plaza!!  With a vast array of performing arts, dance, family activities, scrumptious cuisine and arts and crafts, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

The art experience includes Water Marbling (Ebru), and Calligraphy and regarding on food, participants will have chance to taste mouth-watering food such as Doner Kebab, Shish Kebab, Lahmajoun (Turkish Pizza), Icli Kofte (Meatballs stuffed with cracked wheat), Gozleme (Turkish Style Waffle), Manti (Turkish Dumplings), Baklava, Mezzes (Appetizers), Sarma (Stuffed Vine Leaves) and many more…

Thousands people attend every year so save the date and join us!

 

 
General Invitation for Nowruz Festival '16

PosterGeneral Inviation,

On behalf of Raindrop Turkish House, I would like to invite you to our signature event, Annual Nowruz Spring Festival on Saturday March 19-20, 2016 from 11:00 am. To 9:00 pm. at Turquoise Center in Houston Texas. The festival gives Turkic Countries (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan) the opportunity to showcase their singing and dancing talents in various performances while representing their own country. The countries will be showcasing their singing and dancing talent in their native language and culture at this first class Nowruz Spring Festival.

You and your guest will enjoy the live international music, dance and choreography performances in a warm and peaceful environment.

 

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Raindrop Turkish House at Dallas invites you to attend the fascinating cultural art performance of Whirling Dervish on Saturday, March 12th

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Raindrop Turkish House at Dallas, Texas, will be holding Whirling Dervish show this Saturday night at 7 pm. While a Turkish musician plays devotional Sufi music with the unique instrument of ‘ney’ or reed flute, a Dervish will spin on a stage representing a highly spiritual nature of Sufis with his traditional dress on. Light refreshment will be served as well as babysitting will be available. If you would like to enjoy this fascinating cultural event with your family and friends, we will be happy to host you at the Raindrop Turkish House in Dallas.

The Whirling Dervish, also known as Sufi whirling, is a folkloric stage show performed by Semazens who represent the Mevlevi order of Sufi fraternity. Started as a spiritual ritual in around 12th century Turkey, Sufi whirling now serves as a powerful display that is performed in a trans-like state.

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Our thoughts are with the victims of ‪#‎ankara‬ terror attack.

 

ankara saldiriDear Friends,
I would like to extend heartfelt condolences to all affected by the brutal terrorist attack that claimed 28 innocent lives and injured 61 others in Ankara, our nations capital. This cruel attack targeted the military service personnel of Turkey and left the nation mourning.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims of this tragedy while we wish a speedy recovery to all who were injured.

I strongly condemn all acts of terror. Regardless of where an attack occurs, any form of terrorist activity is a damage to peace and harmony of universal humanity. This heinous act of terrorism is not only an attack against Turkey, but an attack against all human values and unity.

Mehmet Okumus
President
 
Annual International Festival of Language and Culture was held on Saturday, Feb 6, 2016.

iflcThe 14th Annual International Language and Culture Festival, organized by Raindrop Foundation, was held at Hobby Center in Houston on Saturday February 06, 2016. The Raindrop foundation is pleased to entail the tremendous success of the event. With a sold out venue of over 3,000 people combined from all walks of life, everyone enjoyed together this festive atmosphere of live performances in different languages including English, Turkish, Spanish, French, German and many more.

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