Holiday in Turkey - its popularity today is beyond the usual European framework. It is possible that after the already traditional for Turkey tourists from Germany, Russia, England and Holland U.S. residents will also choose accommodation in the local resorts. In order to stimulate American interest to the Turkish tourism, in California the second consecutive year, was arranged a large-scale Turkish Festival. This year it was held from 6 to 9 May, near Los Angeles.
Turkish Festival in California is organized by the local Turkish diaspora. The significant support is also provided by the government of Turkey. Thus, among the current sponsors of the festival was marked also a special fund of the Prime Minister of Turkey, which funds tourism promotional campaign of the country abroad.
One of the central activities of the Turkish Festival in California this year was the presentation of cultural values, traditions and cuisine of the Anatolia region. In addition, the current festival was unique in its kind thanks to the solution of the exhibition. The Turks brought with them models of the five cities of the country, known for its sights and tourist attraction. Thus, the festival was organized in five pavilions where guests could see copies of such cities as Istanbul, Antalya, Konya, Van and Mardin.
At the festival were presented miniature models of several iconic sights of Turkey: Topkapi Palace and the Fountain of Ahmed III in Istanbul, the ancient Greek Amphitheater of Aspendos, which is located on the coast of Antalya near the town of Serik and the Armenian Church, located on the island of Akdamar in the center of Lake Van. At the pavilion, dedicated to the city of Konya, visitors could see the model of the Mausoleum of Rumi, beside which today give their concerts famous dancing dervishes.
In total, at the Turkish Festival in California, were presented more than 100 stands. Certainly, for Turkey festival was one of the biggest promotions in the recent history. Tasting of Turkish food, in which the Turkish cook up tons of Turkish ravioli – Mantas was the feature of the exhibition. You could try it in traditional Turkish coffee house, which was located in the heart of the festival area.
Organizers of the Turkish Festival in California spent in total more than a half million dollars. In its size in 2010, it was twice larger than last year. Today, the Turkish authorities are considering options for the acquisition of land in California, so the festival will be able to obtain a permanent residence, according to todayszaman.com.
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