Turkish American Cultural Alliance presents 10th International Children's Day with the attendance of children representing 8 different countries. Children and parents from various ethnic backgrounds from Chicagoland will be gathering for this joyful celebration for all children. Children will parade dressed in their traditional costumes and will perform for the audience. Each country represented will have the opportunity to display national flags and share information.
Nations exhibit, parade of nations, children's performances in traditional costumes, face painting, gifts, souvenirs, fun day for the whole family.
Location: Owen Elementary School
1560 Westglen Dr, Naperville, IL 60565
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2010
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tickets: $5 advance purchase - $10 with special event shirt
$7 at the door on the event day
Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Please make checks payable to "TACA" reference/memo "Children's Day" & Send to: Vildan Gorener, 3447 Parliament Ln, Naperville, IL 60564
In Turkey, Children's Day originated from the first gathering of Grand National Assembly on April 23, 1920. Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, gifted April 23rd to the children of the country, so that they would cherish their independence that had cost the nation so much, but at the same time walk the path of "Peace at Home, Peace in the World". This year marks the 90th celebration of this day.
On April 23rd children from around the world come to Turkey. Turkish families who have children of a similar age host them. Festivities last over a week. The visiting and Turkish children spend a lot of time together. Many children, often not even speaking the same language, create lifelong friendships. Several of the events are broadcast on national television channels, showing the children in their traditional national outfits, dancing, singing and exchanging gifts. The United Nations also participates in these celebration events.
Turkish American Cultural Alliance has been bringing this celebration to Chicago in the same spirit, to share the Children’s Day joy with children of all backgrounds so that they all learn to appreciate different cultures and get to experience a joyous event with others, showcase their talents, make new friends.
You can contribute by placing paid advertisements in our program booklet or providing personal donations for our banner wall, which will be displayed at the event room.
Personal donations for donation tree:
Flower donation: $50
Leaf donation: $30
Please join us in making International Children’s Day an exciting cultural event!
Checks should be made payable to “TACA” with memo section indicating International Children’s Day. Include your business cards or brochures along with your check and mail to: TACA, PO Box 5533, Chicago, IL 60680
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