3rd Ethnosport Culture Fest, which is organized every year traditionally aiming to introduce and spread Turkish sports by World Ethnosport Confederation is starting on May 9th. To this year’s event, that puts on its mark not just in Turkey but in the whole world the phrase “Horse Belongs to Rider, Sword Belongs to Girder” will be dominating.
The most important surprises of this year’s fest are, the famous Hawk birds of Arab culture and “Japanese Mounted Archers” “Yabusame”. Hawks which values up to 1 Million ₺ will be showing off best of their stunts and Japanese Mounted Archers who are watched with amazed by the world will be showing best of their skills to visitors. In shows, Hawks of the Arab world will be accompanied by famous birds of Anatolia, Falcons.
World Ethnosport Confederation, who is working for introduction, spreading and professionalizing traditional sports around the globe, is taking its time to find and introduce ancient traditional sports from the dusty shells of history with the events they organize each year. Ethnosport Culture Fest, which is organized each year shows their mission about this perfectly.
In the fest which will take place in Yenikapı Square on May 9-13, a total of 883 sportsmen will compete in 13 different sports. Various stunt shows will be demonstrated as well. A total of 43 tents and 1 khan tent will also be in event area. Besides 14 Turkic Tents there will also be a Qatar Tent. Moreover, “ak ev” (White House) which belongs to Kazakh Culture will be built in the event area. 20 regional tents and tents of some municipalities will also be set up representing Turkish traditional sports. “Diriliş:Ertuğrul”, dervish and traditional ice cream tent are also among Ethnosport Culture Fest surprises. In various sports, 84 horses will be used, counting the horses that will be available to visitors for riding, a total of 150 horses will be in event. Not only 26 traditional child’s plays will be available in TRT Kids Zone, but also “Rafadan Tayfa” & “Maysa ile Bulut” characters will meet with children. Visitors will be able to taste various regional cuisine while watching mangala tournaments, fetih wrestles and various stage shows
Turkish World Fest
In the festival that spans across 5 days in Yenikapı Square, festivities of Turkish world, Middle Asia and Anatolia will come to life. In the festival besides Turkish sports, 14 regional tents representing different cultures will show tent life, and janissary band, sword & shield shows and historical handcraft workshops will be among the activities for visitors. Festival, will turn into a feast with Turkish State & Public tents, regional tents, traditional cuisine, traditional child’s plays, children theatres, horsemanship for children & adults, folkloric dances, Middle Asia traditional toys and oil wrestling events.
World Ethnosport Confederation Activities
World Ethnosport Confederation is established in Kyrgyzstan. As an institutional foundation it currently holds 18 federations of different traditional sports from different countries. The confederation organized many successful events up until this day. Recovering Traditional Sports Forum happened in Turkey with over 200 representatives from 55 different countries. With World Nomad Sports and Ethnosport Culture Fest they helped spreading horsemanship. Besides this, by organizing events in various elementary schools they help teaching our traditional sports to children & youth and help them experience these
HOW MANY SPORTSMEN WILL COMPETE IN WHICH SPORTS?
Aba Wrestles: 40 Sportsmen
Shalwar Wrestles: 20 Sportsmen
Belt Wrestles: 24 Sportsmen
MAS Wrestles: 20 Sportsmen
Fetih Wrestles: 300 Sportsmen in total with 45 Head Wrestlers
Mounted Archery: 47 Sportsmen
Mounted Javelin Throwing: 32 Sportsmen
Kökbörü: 19 Sportsmen
Knucklebones: 12 Sportsmen
Mangala 206 Sportsmen
Traditional Foot Archery: 170 Sportsmen
Total Sportsmen Count: 883
Kyrgyz Mounted Acrobatics Group: 12 people
Sovgat Mounted Stunt Group: 7 people
40 tents in total with 1 Tent of Khan
TENTS BELONGING TO TURKIC REPUBLICS
Eurasia Turk World
Azerbaijan – Karapapak
Uigur – East Turkistan
Meskhetian – Gagauz – Northern Caucasia
FOREIGN ATTENDANTS & THEIR TENTS (3)
Qatar Hawk Tent
Kazakhstan Khan Tent
Japanese Mounted Archers
Central Anatolia Region
Black Sea Region
Eastern Anatolia Region
Southeastern Anatolia Region
OTHER TENTS (3)
Diriliş Ertuğrul Tent
Traditional Ice Cream Tent
HOW MANY HORSES ARE COMING?
Horses to be used in various sports: 84
Horsemanship Horse Count (Public): 58 (30 adult + 28 ponies)
Horses to be used in acrobatics: 17 (12 Kyrgyz Acrobatics Crew & 5 Sovgat Stunt Group)
General Total Horses Count: 159
HOW MANY TRADITIONAL CHILD’S PLAYS ARE THERE?
In total, 30 traditional child’s plays will be in the event.
Egg Carrying Race
Puzzle – Rhyme Cubes
Theatrical Village Plays
Rope Pulling Race
Kutu Kutu Pense
Moreover, “Maysa & Bulut” will be with children in TRT Children area.
“Rafadan Tayfa” will also be on stage.
IN WHICH SPORTS HANDICAPPED WILL COMPETE?
Mangala: 34 Sportsmen
Traditional Archery: 15 Sportsmen
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT FETIH OIL WRESTLING:
Head Wrestler: 45
Other Heights: 225
CREWS ON STAGE
Ottoman Sowrd & Shield Crew
Istanbul Turkish Folk Music Choir
Janissary Band Shows
Regional Folk Dance Crews
Istanbul Folk Musi Choir
Folkloric Dance Crews of 200 people with clothes of different countries will take place during the opening
TOYS & EVENTS THAT WILL TAKE PLACE IN TENT AREA
Bridal Toy (Arrival of Bride According to Old Traditions)
Crib Toy (Praying for Baby in Crib)
Tuşo Toy (Racing Babies Who Just Started Walking)
Aksakallar (Geştek) Toy (A Musical Feast of 30 people with their traditional musical instruments)
Gokturk Alphabet Workshop
Traditional Plays of Regions
Practical Bread Making
Turkmenistan Rice Meal in Area
PRACTICAL TRADITIONAL WORKSHOPS
A total of 45 workshops in different branches
Wood Working & Carving
Glass Bead Making
Art of Tile-Making
Leather Head Scarf
Edirnekapı Wood Decoration
Surface Painting – Rag Doll
Mother of Pearl Decoration
Prayer Beads Craftsman
Turkish World Jewelry
Turkish Musical Instruments
OTHER AREAS & EVENTS:
Türes Food Area