On Saturday January 31st, the West Haven branch of the Turkish Cultural Center held a traditional Turkish bridal shower. The traditional Turkish bridal shower is called Kina Gecesi in Turkey. This event typically takes place the day before the wedding ceremony.
The evening started with a dance demonstration of the bride and bridesmaid. Later guests were invited to dance along with volunteers thought the night. The evening continued with music and variety of food from the Turkish cuisine. Dishes included: baklava, cheese pastry, bulgur salad, lima bean salad, semolina desert with berries, stuffed grape leaves, and much more. Ladies also had the option of having various designs of henna painted on their hands.