This public holiday marked annually in Turkey is celebrated with a series of musical and theatrical shows in which groups of children perform in front of large crowds in local stadiums across Turkey.
Audience members will be wowed by displays of dancing to traditional music and singing which makes for a great source of entertainment for holidaymakers indulging in a well earned Turkey holidays.
A Holiday Mate spokesperson said:
‘There are so many celebrations, festivities and events that visitors can sample to get a real flavour of local traditions and more modern cultural offerings.’
‘These events make for a great educational escape from the hotel pool or the beach too.’
Travellers looking to soak up Turkeys intoxicating smells should check out the traditional Manisa Mesir Festival which offers a fragrant feast.
This collaboration of smells showcases 41 different herbs and spices which are thrown to the Sultan Mosque causing the air to become infused with an array of fragrances.
Those taking a break in Ankara can head to the International Ankara Cartoon Festival which forms part of the Children’s Day celebrations. This festival consists of several exhibitions held around the city.
Visitors should be aware that the competition in itself is no child’s game, as it involves the participation of quite a few international and Turkish professionals who enter their work into the competition; that forms part of the festival.
Water sport lovers can enjoy a splash or two at the Ataturk Dam Watersports Festival (in October) which showcases sports such as sailing, canoeing and rowing.
Another great event, to add to the explorative holidaymaker’s diary is the Alanya International Culture and Arts Festival which celebrates and showcases Turkish music and poetry.
All in all, with so much to do, it is clear that Turkey offers so much more than just sunshine, beaches and breathtaking landscapes.
So anyone looking for a taste of Turkey’s culture will not be disappointed.
Holidaymakers planning 2013 getaways should lookout for off peak April, May and October cheap flights to Turkey and hotels deals. These two months are officially out of season and although there are fewer tourists around. The weather is still perfect.
Why not book today by calling a holiday specialist (free) on 08000 031 9900 or browse late summer 2012 offers and 2013 summer deals online at http://www.holidaymate.com
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