Baton Rouge News
Henna Night
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Marriage can bring a smile to many people's faces, but sometimes it brings tears. In the Turkish culture, the traditional henna night — which is performed just days before the wedding— does just that. The henna night took place at the Raindrop Turkish House may not give that feeling, but for sure, gave lots of fun to the participants.

As a glimpse of this thousand-years old Turkish tradition, the Raindrop Turkish House in Baton Rouge hosted "Henna Night Party" on October 1st, 2011.

(October 10th, 2011. Baton Rouge, LA)

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Panel Discussion: The Next Ten Years: A Discussion about the future of Muslim-American Relations Ten Years After 9/11

panel_raindropPanel Discussion: The Next Ten Years: A Discussion about the future of Muslim-American Relations Ten Years After 9/11.

A panel discussion titled "The Next Ten Years:A Discussion about the Future of Muslim-American Relations Ten Years After 9/11" was organized by the Atlas Foundation in collaboration with Raindrop Turkish House in Baton Rouge.

Panelists Margaret Gonzalez-Perez, a professor in the History and Political Science Department at Southeast Louisiana University in Hammond; Ali H. Aslan, columnist for Zaman, Turkey's largest daily newspaper; and, U.S. District Judge James Brady respectively addressed their speeches about 9/11. Robert Mann of the Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU will moderated this outstanding discussion.

(September 8th, 2011. Baton Rouge, LA)

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A Country Where Continents Meet: Turkey

A Country Where Continents Meet: Turkey

Raindrop Turkish House and Jones Creek Library jointly organized an event, titled A country where continents meet: Turkey. Turkish rich and distinctive cultural values were featured with the presentation done by Dr. Richard Webb, the former dean of Arts and Humanity Collage of Southern University in Baton Rouge. Taken place at Jones Creek Public Library, the program offered participants a glimpse of Turkish culture for three hours. As attendees taking a sip of their delicious Turkish tea and coffee, they had a chance to taste delicious Turkish dessert, baklava and much more.

(pictures... coming soon)

(September 17th, 2011. Baton Rouge, LA)

 
Raindrop Explores Rich Turkish Culture
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Raindrop Turkish House in Baton Rouge joined the Multi-Cultural Festival at the Greenwell Springs Regional Library on July 3o. Nineteen tables displayed items and information from more than a dozen cultures and countries and visitors got to eat a wide variety of food from around the world. Raindrop Turkish House offered an unforgettable glimpse of very rich Turkish culture to the attendees by letting them to taste –tasty, and spicy - rice snacks and sweet pastries.

(July 30th, 2011. Baton Rouge, LA)

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Exploring Turkish Culture at the Project Stars

project_star_turkish_raindropRaindrop Turkish House in Baton Rouge presented rich Turkish Culture at the "Project Stars Program". The program let K-8 students to meet different cultures at the very divers Greater Baton Rouge area. Not only students but also their teachers and parents had a chance to taste very authentic Turkish dessert, Baklava, and know more about thousands-year-old Turkish Culture and History.

(July 24, 2011. Baton Rouge, LA)

 
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