Please come and join us to celebrate the International Children's Festival in Seattle, which was dedicated to children and youth all over the world by the founder of Turkey, Ataturk.
International Children's Friendship Festival (ICFF)
When: April 22, 2012, Sunday
What time: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry)
Festival Program Includes
Ethnic dance and music performances by several different nationalities
Children's forum and poster session
Arts & Crafts
What is International Children's Friendship Festival?
International Children's Friendship Festival (ICFF) is an annual cultural event held in Washington since 2010. The festival is brought to life by a group of committed volunteers who are organized by the Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington (TACAWA). It is a celebration of International Children's Friendship honoring children and youth all over the world. International Children's Friendship Festival was originated in Turkey in 1920 when Ataturk, the founder of Turkey, dedicated April 23rd to all children and youth in the world.
International Children's Friendship Festival is an event that is entirely run by the children and will feature performances by the area children, highlighting their ethnic heritages. Various different nationalities will be represented through music, ballet and folk dances. The children will celebrate their international friendship through experiencing the rich tapestry of the world's cultures.
The event is now well-established and recognized in the Northwest as a volunteer-run festival with a loyal crowd and an increasing number of new children ever year.
By organizing the International Children's Friendship Festival, TACAWA
seeks to bring the positive energy of International Children's Day to the Seattle
community through fostering cultural exchange and friendship among youth.
Please come and join to this inspiring celebration of international children's friendship, peace, and diversity.