Ottawa Turkish Festival 2016
Organizers of Ottawa’s Turkish Festival say their weekend event met its goals of teaching and celebrating their country’s culture.
The sixth annual festival was held at Confederation Park Friday and Saturday, showcasing the Horon folk dance as one of its activities.
“It’s really energetic for me, and I just love energy,” said ten-year-old Nilan Aripek, whose parents moved from Turkey.
“They have to know about their culture,” said her father Ayhan Aripek. “Their dance, their culture, their music.”
The festival also included gourmet foods like shish kebabs and baklava, live folk music and water painting.