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Ramadan Festival Celebration at San Antonio Raindrop Turkish House
Raindrop Turkish House bayram kahvaltisi ramazan 2010.jpgRamadan Festival Celebration at San Antonio Raindrop Turkish House  Raindrop Turkish House has organized a Eid Celebration of Ramadan. Over 150 people have attended to the event. Program started with Quran recitation and followed by Eid Prayer. Khutba (sermon) after the prayer informed attendees about celebration of Ramadan After the greeting Bayram breakfast was served by Raindrop Turkish House volunteers. Kids have enjoyed by sliding from the bouncing houses after they collected enough money by kissing hands of elder. Hand kissing is a Turkish tradition which still practiced in Turkiye, especially Eid Celebrations. (September 09, 2010, San Antonio, Texas)
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Women Role Models from Various Traditions
wmn_icon.jpg"Women Role Modelsfrom Various  Faith Traditions: A panel and discussion withWomen's Voices Inviting Compassion and Wisdom" was hosted by the Instituteof Interfaith Dialog, the University of the Incarnate Word, and Women's GlobalConnection for  Women's History Month, March 30, 2010, at UIW.

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Turkish Coffee Night - Henna Night

henna_icon.jpg "Bride sits on a chair and the room is darkened. Everybodysings the special song of henna party around her. The main purpose is to touchher heart and make her cry, because tonight she is a guest in her parent'shome!"  Raindrop Women Association had anauthentic event about "Henna Night". After the presentation about weddings inTurkey, guests had chance to experience a real henna night at Raindrop TurkishHouse with henna ceremony, folk dance, delicious food from Turkish cuisine andmuch more. (SA, TX 09/24/10)     

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Raindrop Turkish House in San Antonio hosted Church members for a Ramadan Dinner
amerikali_iftar_mini.jpgRaindrop Turkish House hosted people from different churches in San Antonio for a Ramadan Iftar dinner. Before the dinner, a representative of IID gave a brief presentation about the holy month Ramadan, Raindrop Turkish House and IID. After the presentation, the dinner was served and people enjoyed breaking their fasts with the members of different faith. (August 21, 2010. SA,TX )
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Turkish Coffee Night - EBRU "The painting on water"

ebru.jpg "Nobody can saythat to embroider on water surface is impossible..." Mevlana Celaleddin-iRumi

RaindropWomen Association organized a glamorous Turkish Coffee Night about one of themost unique and beautiful forms of Turkish art is Ebru, or water marbling. Ebruis formed by drawing designs with dye on top of water, and then carefullyplacing paper on the surface of the water in order to absorb the dye.The nightstarted with Dr. Korkmaz's informative presentation and then Ladies had a mesmerizingexperience of watching Mrs. Demircan, a Turkish neo-expressionist artist, makeEbru. Also, some guests had the chance to try their own artwork through thenight. This authentic event ended with warm conversations besides deliciousfood from Turkish cuisine. (SA, TX 10/22/10)

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