2016 HCC-ASPIRE Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 4th 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

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Raindrop Turkish House is a proud partner organization of HCC-ASPIRE. 2016 HCC-ASPIRE Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 4th 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at The Junior League of Houston. The event will honor and recognize Houston’s multi-cultural diversity and international students enrolling at HCC.

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12th Annual Turkish Food and Craft Festival

Join us for an all day long fun!

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Here it is again, our spring festival!

We invite you all to taste and shop delicious home-made Turkish appetizers, dishes, pastries and desserts! Baklava will be served all day long, yes!

Turkish tea and coffee..  Will be fresh made and served in traditional cups! Turkish delights (lokum) along with the coffee!

Unique traditional art demonstrations.. Ebru (watermarbling) and caligrahy booths will be demonstrating during the festival!

It will be a great day for kids, too! So many games and activities! Jumphouse, pony rides, clown shows, face painting and cartoonist.. Ice-cream, popcorn, lemonade, cotn candy, apple candy, popsickles and more!

Traditional Turkish music and folk dances..

Home-made bazaar, craft booths, guest organizations and vendors.. Turkish jewelery, clay art and ceramics..

What else to ask for for a great day?

Join us on April 16th friends and be a part of this "once a year" fun!!

Click and see our pictures from last year!

 
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

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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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