International children’s festival happening at Seattle museum

  • Fri Apr 13th, 2012 3:45pm
  • Life

Herald staff

The third annual International Children’s Friendship Festival takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at MOHAI, Museum of History and Industry in Seattle.

Children’s singing, dancing and musical groups representing more than 10 countries will perform pieces based on their cultural heritage at the event sponsored by the Turkish American Association of Washington (TACAWA).

The free festival began as a commemoration of the date, April 23, 1920, dedicated to the children of the world by the founder of the newly independent Turkish Republic. TACAWA’s goal is to nurture peace and friendship through this cultural exchange.

All the activities will be run by children. A new feature this year will be a forum in which participating youngsters will talk about educational needs worldwide.

Children’s performance groups are drawn from local communities representing Russia, Japan, Ahska Turks, Germany, Scotland, Italy, Ukraine, India, Ireland, Korea, Philippines, Mexico, Ethiopia as well as Turkey and the United States.

The Museum of History and Industry is at 2700 24th Ave. E., Seattle. For information call 206-324-1126 or go to childrensfest.tacawa.org/.