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Tesselaar Tulip Festival – Turkish Weekend

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Celebrating the Origin of the Tulip

15-16-17 September 2017
9am to 5pm each day

357 Monbulk Road, Silvan

Tulip Festival

Many people don’t realise the tulip originated in Turkey. Turkey hosted the world’s first Tulip Festival more than 400 years ago, the love for the Tulip and the tradition is still strong in Victoria today.

This year’s Festival will once again feature demonstrations of art, dance, music and gourmet food, where Victorians will get the opportunity to celebrate, learn, and savour Turkish hospitality, culture, heritage and cuisine.

Without leaving the comfort of Tesselaar Gardens, visitors will vividly experience Turkey.

When you arrive at Tesselaar Gardens, you will find thousands of visitors browsing through over many Festival booths and enjoying the festival’s events on daily basis. At the festival you will be able to:

Enjoy traditional and modern Turkish couture and textiles

See famous Traditional Turkish Marbling artist Esengul Inapulat. She is one of Turkey’s leading Ebru artists. She will run workshops at the festival.

Experience memorable performances of Turkish folk dance workshops,  belly dancing, henna painting and authentic Turkish music organised by Gazi Yalçın. 

Enjoy the aromas and tastes of rich Traditional Turkish cuisine, including Gozleme, meat dishes, Adana Kebab, traditional turnip juice, desserts, baklava, Turkish delights, Turkish apple tea and much more

The Australian Turkish Mehter Band (Marching Band) will perform at 2pm on Sunday, 17 September. A colourful show of culture.

Try Mehmet Balıkel’s traditional Turkish drink, Sherbet.

Try traditional Turkish costumes with the help of the beautifully dressed, Inci Yanık.

Watch the art demonstrations, 

shop in our market bazaar (Turkish Magic) for hand-made Iznik ceramics, Turkish rugs, throws, bags, decorative pillows, traditional jewellery and more. 

Sip a cup of Turkish coffee and after you have finished, turn the cup upside down and have an reader tell you your fortune. It is fun and who knows, you may like what you hear!

We’ll see you at the Tesselaar Tulip Festival Turkish Weekend.

15-16 & 17 September 2017

from 9am to 5pm (each day)

357 Monbulk Road

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to savour Turkish culture and cuisine, so mark your calendars today!

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Tesselaar Tulip Festival – Turkish Weekend
Celebrating the Origin of the Tulip

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 14-15-16 September 2012
10am to 5pm each day 357 Monbulk Road, Silvan


Tesselaar Tulip Festival – Turkish Weekend

Monday, August 30th, 2010

September 18th-19th
10am until 5pm

357 Monbulk Rd, Silvan VIC (Melways Map 123B5) (more…)

Melbourne Airport Supports the Tulip Festival

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

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The Light in Winter – Gift of Light

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

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Gift of Light

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Turkey’s Whirling Dervishes

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey will be sending Konya Turkish Tasawwuf Music Ensemble’s members to Australia to perform at Turkish – Japanese joint events.


The Turkish Republic Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s Konya Turkish Tasawwuf Music Ensemble was established in 1990 with the intention of carrying on these old traditions and introducing people to Turkish Tasawwuf music and traditional Samâ Âyîns (Whirling Prayer Ceremonies) in their purest forms and performed at the highest level. The ensemble performs yearly during the Mevlâna Commemoration week (December 1st – 17th) and at the Shab-é `arûs ceremony (Hazrat Mawlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī’s passing from this world into the realms beyond), as well as in various special events located in other cities around the world in many different countries.

2010 Turkish – Japanese Friendship Year

Monday, April 12th, 2010


Turkish Japanese Friendship

Arts and culture rise from 120-year-old maritime disaster

A 120-year-old maritime disaster that bound Turkey and Japan in friendship is to be celebrated in Melbourne in the middle of 2010.

A cultural and arts project is planned to showcase the countries’ culture and history, and aims to build ties between Australian Turkish and Japanese citizens, reduce the social isolation of new migrants to Australia and broaden local understanding of both countries.

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey and the Japan Foundation will be sending musicians to Australia to perform at the joint events.

The countries’ friendship began with the visit of the Ottoman Empire’s Ertugrul Frigate to Japan in 1890. The voyage aimed at building inter-country links but ended in tragedy when the ship became disabled in a storm and eventually hit reefs off Oshima Island, Japan. An estimated 533 officers and sailors were killed and Japanese vessels helped to rescue about 69 survivors who were later taken home to Istanbul in two Japanese corvettes. (more…)

1000 Şehir 1000 Yaşam Etkinliği

Thursday, March 18th, 2010


Dünya Sağlık Örgütü (DSÖ) Anayasa’sı 7 Nisan 1948 tarihinde yürürlüğe girmiştir. Bu nedenle her yıl 7 Nisan Dünya Sağlık Günü olarak kutlanmakta ve halk sağlığı ile ilgili bir konu seçilerek, bu konu çerçevesinde tüm dünyada çeşitli etkinlikler düzenlenmektedir. (more…)