The aim of this international event is to explain how importance role of love, peace, friendships brotherhood amongst the Children. From this pointed it will be just great pleasure and honor, how amazing atmosphere group’s will representative theirs country, joining in this unique international event. We should always remember hold tightly feelings peace, love, friendships, brotherhood just to live happily in a better World. At the end of this festival when the groups return home gaining a lot of new friends and irreplaceable experience, just wonderful unforgettable great memories.

HARMAN FOLKLORE YOUHT CLUB ISTANBUL / TURKIYE  ( Culture, Festival ORG.) was found in 1987 from ISTANBUL in TURKEY and has performed at numerous folk festivals in Europe, The United States and The Middle East. HARMANFOLK CULTURE & FESTIVAL ORG. arranges six different INT. CULTURE FESTIVAL between  April – September  every year in  TURKEY. folk music, brass band, Chorus, Modern dance, theatre groups from all ages take place in ISTANBUL.

FESTIVAL AND  CATEGORIES   : FOLK DANCE  (traditional and stylized) FOLK MUSIC- INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, groups, Vocal soloists and duets, trios, authentic vocal, folk vocal CHORUS GROUPS  Children  Female Male Mixed, SOLO- DUET COMPETITION. Classic dance, neo-classic, Modern choreography , jazz, show groups, step, oriental dances, disco,hip-hop, techno, street, electric boogie, break dance ,Theaters of dance ,Ballroom dance.

CHILDREN SCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAM 23 APRIL 2019: (Ages 7-14) Group leaders will meet with school director and have a gift exchange. Then children will go to classrooms together with Turkish students and join activities  (sport-music-picture or English classes are preferred.) Groups will have lunch at the school. Turkish students will teach to the guests art, paint and Tradional Turkish dances. In exchange  guest groups will teach their own dances.Finally, we say that ISTANBUL CHILDREN Festival will bring you unforgettable,  .

ACCOMIDATION :   *** three star HOTEL

***star HOTEL  70 Euro     ( 2 night 3 days)

***star HOTEL  95 Euro     ( 3 night 4 days)

***star HOTEL 115 Euro     ( 4 night 5 days)


We will organise  to    3***  hotel  3 meals  ( breakfast, lunch, dinner ) , including swimming pool and the wonderful IZNIK NATURAL LAKE. Rooms are   apart hotels 2 beds  3 or 4 beds  beds including air-condition, If group come more than 20 people one leader free. You are going to see the historical and touristic places in IZNIK . Also depends on programme visiting seaside HISTORICAL TOWN  IZNIK.

TRANSPORTATION : The participant groups must pay their own travel expenses from their Country ISTANBUL to IZNIK and return. If Group come to  ISTANBUL AIR PORT we will hire the bus and it cost    900 Euro for all ground transportations . ( 19-46 people). If the number of the groups 12-18 people  bus cost is 700 euro. This costs included all ground transportations. 

CRAFT STANT : Groups will be given a free craft stand. The groups will be able to sell the products they bring from their country. The groups will be able to perform music and dance if they want. Groups will be able to make handcrafts interactive. The demonstrations will be on the open field stage. The show will be minimum 6, maximum 12 minutes. 

WORKSHOP : The groups will teach other foreign groups to simple dance figures from their country's dances ( workshops ).There is a festival committee that will organize transfers in the festival area. The groups themselves will pay the transfer fee from İstanbul to Balıkesir and Balıkesir to İstanbul.P.S: All payments have to be pay in cash (travel-cheque not acceptable) at the first day of the festival. If the group wants to stay at hotel, they should send their deposit (800 Euro) until end of 01 APRIL  2019. 

IV- PERFORMANCE : All groups will performance max 15 minute indoor and outdoor 2 or 3  Time. Performances can be with live    music or CD. Please inform us short brief about your group background by the way a few nice photos of your group with attachment file. If you are agree and accept the conditions please fill up Official application form and send it back to us with attachment file.    If you have similar organization in your country, we are willing to take part in 2019.

Introduction IZNIK

İznik, or Nicaea (Latin)/Nikaia (Greek) as known in ancient times, was the site of the both first and seventh ecumenical councils of Christianity (i.e. First and Second Councils of Nicaea), convened in 325 and 787 respectively.

Later it served as the capital city of Sultanate of Rum, first Turkic state established in Asia Minor. After the Crusaders of Fourth Crusade captured Constantinople and established Latin Empire in 1204, it also served as the capital of Empire of Nicaea, a rump Byzantine state, for more than 60 years.

Despite still maintaining some traces of its past, the town today has a somewhat provincial feel to it, and is far from the importance it possessed in history.

İznik today is still mostly surrounded by ancient walls with four major gates roughly corresponding to the cardinal directions. They are named after the major town the road exiting through the gate in question leads to. In clockwise order, they are (starting from north):

 IstanbulGate (İstanbul Kapı), Lefke Gate (Lefke Kapı), Yenişehir Gate (Yenişehir Kapı), and Lake Gate (Göl Kapı), providing access to the lake shore, not a town. All are roughly the same distance away from town square, which is the intersection of the two major streets of the town: Atatürk Caddesi (north-south, between Istanbul and Yenişehir Gates) and Kılıçaslan Caddesi(east-west, between Lefke and Lake Gates).



IF GROUP WANT TO VISIT ISTANBUL HISTORICAL TOUR :  You will also be able to notice the affect of OTTOMAN – BYZANTIUM cultures. You are going to see famous TOPKAPI PLACE  that has served the residence and political headquarter for ottoman sultans for 400 years, SULTANAHMET MOSQUE, and Blue mosque and SAINT SOPHIA.

GRAND BAZAAR :  You will be able to see the famous historical and touristy places and shopping at the GRAND BAZAAR, which provide an amusing opportunity of all entertainment’s of shopping mix the east and west.

PRIVATE BOAT TOUR : A traditional excursion by private boat along the waterway (BOSPHORUS) its 30 km long separating EUROPE-ASIA will be excellent and full of unforgettable breathtaking sceneries. Duration in four hours you can not imagine how amusing funs you will have, let us allow explaining you. You will listen our best pop songs, belly dance music’s. Previously of our festivals this trip was always one of the best free time activities, popular event during the festival all the groups enjoyed  themselves very much. Please have everyone bring their swimming suits for sunbath.

 V - ACTIVITIES DURING THE FESTIVAL  : If Participation  groups  want  to see visit one day :  Panaroma 1453( panaromik museum) http://panoramikmuze.com/ – Akvarium turkazoo http://www.turkuazoo.com/tr/  – Dinazorus ( jurassicland Forum istanbul http://www.forumistanbul.com.tr/ big supermarket shopping centrum. Darica zoo http://www.farukyalcinzoo.com/ 



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