The fifth Ethnosport Culture Festival is started Thursday in Istanbul. Organized by the World Ethnosport Confederation (WEC), it will be held at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport from June 9 to 12.
The festival began with an opening ceremony at 0800GMT at the Equestrian Sports Field. Visitors can attend all events free of charge.
The festival will open its doors to visitors, where Turkish cities are introduced, oba life comes to life in clay tents, handicraft workshops and activities with many shows taking place.
The four-day event will include mounted archery, wrestling, horse riding, oil wrestling, and other traditional Turkish and Central Asian sports.
Participation From 30 Countries
According to WEC’s statement, this year the festival, which will take place for the 5th time, will ensure participation from 30 countries. Many events such as traditional sports and games, traditional arts, gastronomy, and performing arts will be hosted within the festival that will open its doors to its visitors at Ataturk Airport.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about traditional sports and games as well as nature and animal communication during the festival.
Free Experience Opportunities
Visitors who will have the opportunity to watch many competitions at the festival, which includes events appealing to groups of all ages, they will be able to experience many traditional sports and games such as archery, horse riding under the supervision of professionals free of charge. At the same time, the workshops in the area will provide the opportunity to experience many branches of traditional arts.
During the festival, visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about traditional sports and games, as well as nature and animal communication.
Special Activities for Children and Disadvantaged Groups
Special events will be waiting for children at the 5th Ethnosport Culture Festival. Children will be able to spend time with their families in the festival area with traditional sports and games.
Special events, competitions and stage events for disadvantaged groups will also add color to the festival. The festival will offer accessible opportunities for disadvantaged groups with hippotherapy, a barbecue tournament for the visually impaired, workshops and events staged by disabled artists.
World Cultures are at This Festival
While the World Ethnosport Confederation, which will offer many opportunities of experience to the visitors, presents the tastes of the world cuisine to the participants; Karabakh Horses, which put their signature under unique shows, will also provide unforgettable moments to the visitors.
The 5th Ethnosports Culture Festival will open its doors to visitors on June 9, where cities from Turkey are introduced, oba life comes to life in clay tents, handicraft workshops and activities with many shows take place.