The 5th Ethnosport Culture Festival, where children had fun playing traditional sports and games and learning handicrafts, has come to an end. The festival was held at Atatürk Airport between June 9-12 and takes place among the unforgettable festivals for children.
After a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the 5th Ethnosport Cultural Festival took place and opened its doors to visitors. The festival in which children, young people, and families participated enthusiastically hosted close to a million visitors this year. The areas that were set aside for children in the festival space were never left empty.
Nearly 60 Traditional Games
The greatest concentration of guests at the 5th Ethnosport Culture Festival were children. Children had fun with traditional games such as mangal, three stones, five stones, hopscotch, jump rope, and parcheesi and had the opportunity to try their hands at crafts in the workshops. Children were able to experience crafts such as marbling, linden tree stamps, and pottery and also never left the Karagöz and Hacivat shadow play tent empty.
They Shot Arrows and Rode Horses
Children did not forget to shoot arrows and ride horses in the spaces set up for them. Children shot arrows and rode horses under the supervision of expert trainers, spending 4 fun-filled days with first-time experiences. Disadvantaged children also had unforgettable moments with the traditional sports and games in accessible areas at the festival. While talking about what they felt from the activities at the festival, families stated they were excitedly expecting the 6th Ethnosport Cultural Festival.
The Tozkoparan and Rafadan Crew Drew Intense Interest
Great interest was had in TRT production’s Tozkoparan İskender actors, and Rafadan Tayfa characters who met with the children as guests of the festival. Children formed long lines to see their favorite TV series characters. The children took photos with their favorite characters and had lots of fun.
The Children’s Ottoman Military Band Left an Impression
Continuing their education under Kartepe and Bağcılar Municipalities, the Children’s Military Band Teams also attracted great attention from the visitors. The visitors admired the children between the ages of 7 and 14 who skillfully performed the Ottoman military band tradition from the Ottoman period to the present. With children having taken joy for 4 days from watching and enjoying, the 5th Ethnosport Cultural Festival ended with a magnificent closing program.