Tesselaar Tulip Festival – Turkish Weekend

Celebrating the Origin of the Tulip

09-10-11 September 2016
10am 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 the traditional and modern Turkish culture and textiles, memorable performances of Turkish folk dancesand authenticTurkish music.

· Watch the artistic demonstrations of paper marbling, calligraphy, illuminations, ceramic art, and more;

· Shop for hand-made Iznik ceramics, Turkish rugs, throws, bags, decorative pillows, traditional jewelery, handicrafts, and more;

· Enjoy the aromas and tastes of rich Traditional Turkish cuisine including Gozleme, meat dishes, desserts, baklava, Turkish delight, apricots, hazelnuts, figs, and much more;

· Sip a cup of Turkish coffee

· Let your kids enjoy all sorts of activities

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

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