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Raindrop Turkish House Hosted San Antonio Police Department

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Raindrop Turkish House hosted Friendship and Engagement Dinner with San Antonio Police Department. We gave a tour of buildings in the Culture Center to police officers and gave some information about the Raindrop Turkish House.     (August 18,2011, San Antonio,TX) 

 
Raindrop Hosted Turkish Community For A Ramadan Dinner

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Raindrop Turkish House hosted the Turkish Community in San Antonio for a Ramadan Dinner. The dinner began as an imam delivered the call for prayer which signaled the setting of the sun and the time for iftar, or the breaking of the fast. Delicious soups, salads, breads, and meats are served.

Turkish people enjoyed breaking their fasts together in Raindrop Turkish House. The dinner followed with the Raindrop Turkish House presentation. It was a gathering for people not only breaking their fasts, but also letting them know each other and having conversations. (August 1,2011, San Antonio,TX) 


 
TURKISH FESTIVAL IN FRONT OF HISTORICAL ALAMO PLAZA

Turkish Festival San Antonio Alamo Plaza32The Turkish festival organized for the first time in front of the historical Alamo Plaza in San Antonio, Texas attracted several American and Turkish guests and made them live an unforgettable day on Saturday (April 23, 2011).Around 15,000 guests visited the festival organized by the San Antonio branch of Raindrop Turkish House, a non-profit organization promoting cultural diversity and dialog with other cultures in 15 cities. With the feelings of friendship, the American and Turkish guests expressed their happiness for seeing the Turkish culture and flavors.The festival had guests from Turkey and Belgium, too. Giresun Deputy Mr. Nurettin Canikli and his wife expressed their having pleasure and satisfaction. The guests from Belgium added a different color to the festival with their shows.After tasting the delicious Turkish dishes, visitors had the pleasure of drinking Turkish coffee in the Ottoman tent and seeing several examples of Turkish Folklore dances performed live. The dances from the Black Sea, Central Anatolia and Caucasus regions were among the memorable moments.Marbling (Ebru) art was one of the focus points as the guests experienced hands-on painting on the water. Hena figures as well as several other art forms including Turkish carpets and tiles were among the dazzling images.The success of the festival encourages volunteers to make it an annual festival!

(April 23,2011 San Antonio, TX)

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Texas State Representative Joe Farias visited Raindrop Turkish House

raindrop_turkish_house_joe_farias_san_antonio_.jpgTexas State Representative Joe Farias of the 118th district honored the Turkish community by visiting Raindrop Turkish House San Antonio on Friday, February 11, 2011. Accompanied by his staff , Melissa Huron. State Rep. Farias met with Turkish community leaders over a traditional Turkish coffee. After a tour of the Raindrop Turkish House and conversation with some of the members of the Turkish community, He discussed important contemporary issues and answered the attendees' questions. State Rep. Farias expressed his appreciation for the Turkish hospitality and Raindrop's contribution to the San Antonio community. We are very honored by the State Rep.'s visit to our facility and are looking forward to work together to better serve the San Antonio community.

(February 11,2011, San Antonio, TX)

 
Raindrop Turkish House hosted Dr. John Folks

raindrop_turkish_house_dr__john_folks.jpgRaindrop Luncheon Forum hosted Dr. John Folks at Raindrop Turkish House. The subject was challenge on education.Dr. John Folks started his speech by honoring this organization and thanked to Raindrop Turkish House for their efforts to gather Turkish Americans and other participants from various fields. He stressed the importance of building bridges between cultures and sharing their ideas especially in today's world. Then, he discussed the issues of education, especially the financial, that he needs to solve and some ways that we as normal Americans can participate in order to help the authorities in the way of achieving the best education for our kids. He also pointed out the difficulties of being an educator in today's fast growing world and challenges that he come across.

(March 3, 2011, SA TX)

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