Eid Ul-Adha Donations
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Kurban Festival is a day of joy, bonding, helping one another and spreading happiness all over the globe. As a great way of showing consideration for those who are suffering poverty, natural disasters and regional conflicts around the world, Raindrop Helping Hands will be collecting Qurban donations.

For the Eid Ul-Adha, Raindrop Helping Hands is here to help you to deliver your donations to the right families. We will give your donations especially to the newly arrived  families from Somali, Burma,  and similar countries.

For each sacrificial animal, we collect $150 this year. Just by donating $150, you can cheer up the houses, in some of which even a piece of meat might not have been on the table for the whole year. You can donate your $150 either by check, cash or online through general donation box on the left at turkishhouse.org/helpinghands. All donations are 100% tax deductible. turkishhouse.org/helpinghands

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Kurban Eid 2011
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Raindrop Turkish House celebrated the Eid-ul Adha with the local community on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at Raindrop Turkish House in Houston. Program started with the prayer and continued with the breakfast.

Eid-ul Adha is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. This is to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Prophet Ishmael (Ismail) as an act of obedience to God, yet, God intervened this process and provided Abraham with a ram to sacrifice instead of his son. The meat is divided into three parts to be distributed to others. The family retains one third of the share, the second share is given to relatives, friends and neighbors, and the last share is given to the poor& needy.

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The Turkic Cultural and Food Fair : Public Day
fest17 Raindrop Turkish House, organized the Turkic Cultures Food and Children’s Festival on Friday and Saturday November 4-5, 2011. At Turquoise Center, in Southwest of Houston City to celebrate the rich heritage of such Turkic sister nations as Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Uzbekistan and Bosnia. Turkic Fest-2011 promises to present an authentic weekend which was please the whole family’s eyes, ears and tastes. The festival is organized to display all aspects of the Turkic cultures and to revive artistic and cultural traditions, hence contributing to Houston’s celebration of its cultural heritage. It was an authentic weekend for the whole family; pleasing the eye, ear and tongue. Some of the activities include but are not limited to breathtaking performances of Turkic folk dances, exquisite samples of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisines, colorful exhibitions.
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The Turkic Cultural and Food Fair : School Day

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The first day of Turkic Cultural and Food Fair was a school day. Over 1500 students from different ISDs and school systems visited the fair. When student groups arrived at the Turquoise Center, volunteer tour guides welcomed them and walked them through the facility. They first listened to a brief presentation about Turkey in the Ottoman Ballroom. Next, they had a chance to see a variety of art pieces and demonstrations such as clay, calligraphy, ebru (traditional water marbling), wood art, glass and tile work.

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Raindrop Turkish House College Station hosted Dr. Eddie Coulson, College Station ISD Superintendent
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Raindrop Turkish House in College Station/Bryan hosted Superintendent Dr. Eddie Coulson, College Station ISD for a presentation with the topic "The State of Public Education in the US, Texas and College Station. He reviewed the history of American public education and some of its unique attributes.Dr. Coulson shared some demographical statistics about the College Station ISD and Texas. Dr. Coulson also talked about preparation for the new high school. He answered several questions from the audience. At the end of the presentation, Dr. Coulson was presented a gift of appreciation. After the presentation the guests had a chance to taste delicious Turkish food and get to know the members of the Turkish community.

(October 23, 2011, College Station - Bryan, TX)

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