Cultural Events

International Language and Culture Festival

On April 6, Washington DC finale of the International Language and Cultural took place at Hylton Performing Arts Center. Approximately 1400 people came to see tens of contestants compete for the right to be considered for participation in grand finale in Turkey.   [gallery ids="4205,4204,4203,4202,4201,4200,4194,4195,4196,4197,4198,4199,4193,4192,4191,4190,4189,4188,4177,4178,4179,4181,4180,4186,4187,4185,4184,4183,4182,4170,4171,4172,4173,4174,4168,4169,4175"]

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2014 Turkish American Legislative Reception

MAFTAA & ATFA successfully organized the 5th Annual Turkish American Legislative Reception. This year's new venue gave ATFA more room to host more dignitaries and display more attractions that resemble the Turkish culture, cuisine, arts, history and music. Nearly 100 guests participated in this year's reception.   [gallery ids="4035,4022,4023,4024,4025,4026,4027,4028,4029,4030,4031,4032,4033,4034,4036,4037,4038,4039,4040"]

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Thanksgiving Dinner

American Turkish Friendship Association celebrated Thanksgiving on November 21 with members of all layers of the community. Guests enjoyed traditional American and Turkish food. Program coordinator of ATFA, Serdar Tonbul, thanked guests for joining ATFA to celebrate this very special holiday. He also announced ATFA and Hizmet Relief's Blanket Drive for Syrian Refugees, and introduced the special guest of the night, Professor Zeki Saritoprak from

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Ramadan Tent 2013

American Turkish Friendship Association held its annual Ramadan Tent on July 17-19 this year. The tent stayed up in the parking lot of Unity of Fairfax Church for 3 consecutive days and hosted approximately around 750 people each evening over iftar dinner. Attendance consisting of various religions and backgrounds enjoyed a festival full of joy. Stands with Turkish tea and coffee, Turkish traditional pastries, traditional "lokma" sweets, popcorn,

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Nowruz Celebration in NOVA, 2013

An event dedicated to Nowruz holiday took place in Ernst Community Cultural Center located in NOVA Annandale campus on March 17, 2013, organized by joint efforts of American Turkish Friendship Association (ATFA) and Eurasian American Cultural Association (EACA). Over 1,000 guests participated in this event, including distinguished guests such as Ambassador of Azerbaijan in the USA, H.E. Elin Suleymanov, Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan in the USA, H.E. Mukhtar

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Kurban (Eid Al-Adha) Celebration Held in NOVA Annandale Campus.

American Turkish Friendship Association celebrated Kurban (Eid Al-Adha) Holiday with over 750 people in Ernst Community Cultural Centre at Northern Virginia Community College Annandale campus, on October 26, 2012. Singer, Turqay Bashyayla, and a crew of puppet show from Turkey participated in the celebration. President of ATFA, Ahmet Tarik Ilham thanked the guests for coming, welcomed them and wished them happy holidays. He also noted that, such

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Ramadan Bayram Concert 2012

American Turkish Friendship Association, ATFA, organized Ramadan Eid (Bayram) Program on Sunday, August 19th, 2012 (more…)

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Ramadan Tent 2012

ATFA invites you to our Ramadan Tent. August 9th, 10th and 11th at 7:30pm.

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4th Annual Turkish Olympiad 2012

Washington DC finals of the International Turkish Olympiads took place at Woodson High School in Fairfax, Virginia. The event that was organized by American Turkish Friendship Association (ATFA) and Mid-Atlantic Federation of Turkic American Associations (MAFTAA)  attracted around 2000 people. Children performed their talents in three fields: poetry, song, and folk dancing. There were distinguished guests including Ambassador Namık Tan of Turkey

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Nowruz Celebration 2012

American Turkish Friendship Association and Eurasian American Cultural Association organized a Nowruz Celebration for the community on March 18th, 2012 at NOVA Annandale. (more…)

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