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Kutlu Tören means happy ceremony! at the Abbey Museum November 14 from 1 pm
November 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
KUTLU TÖREN means happy ceremony! We are so pleased to invite you to join us for a Kutlu Tören right here at Abbeystowe in just a few weeks time! So what’s it all about?
Building a fountain was seen as an act of piety which also demonstrates the social, economic and political standing of the person who commissioned the fountain. The fountain was not only for humans but also for animals, including stray cats and dogs allowing them access to water whenever needed.
During our lockdown for COVID-19 the Sultan of Janissary Barracks commissioned such a fountain for Abbeystowe. To celebrate its completion, we are marking the occasion with a traditional Kutlu Tören.
The full afternoon program includes Turkish Oil wrestling, belly dancing, archery demonstration and traditional handwashing plus a Turkish Style Picnic Box to nibble on as you celebrate the occasion.
Bookings are essential! Click through and secure your spot!