AMERICAN TURKISH ASSOCIATION OF HOUSTON PRESENTS
It is a tradition that after you finish your coffee, you turn your cup upside down and let it cool down so that someone else can “read your cup”.
Turkish Bagel & Tea
Drinking tea with simit is a traditional breakfast for Turkish people.
Baklava is an example of human ingenuity in developing food that not only nourishes the body, but also brings happiness to the mind and spirit.
The goal of the whirling or spinning is to achieve a state of Sufism. A form of Islamic mysticism, Sufism is a state of inner power and peace that allows the person to feel a deep love and connection to the rest of the world.
Turkey has a rich tradition of folk dancing with dances performed at all social occasions, from weddings and celebrations held for young men leaving for military service, to national and religious festivals.
The Festival Grand Bazaar, with over 20 booths and stands, offers a wide variety of handcrafts and souvenirs reflecting the art and traditions of the Turkish culture.
Submit an application if you are interested in participating in the Bazaar.
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