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Westhaven Sira Night

As you all may know as well there is a big population of Turkish people who were born and raised here in the United States. Yet because they are away from their nation of origin, some of these people and their children may sometimes be unfamiliar with the culture. Because of this, we have organized a special event to present and experience the specific cultural aspect of “sıra gecesi”.

In order to fully represent the festivity, we have prepared a corner called the “şark köşesi” which consists of the sitting area with special cushions and cultural decorations. As everyone gathered in the sitting area, “çiğ köfte”, the essential taste of traditional Sira Nights was prepared. The guests enjoyed singing along to the unique folk songs from the east of Turkey as the food was being prepared. Meanwhile, guests also had a chance of getting distinct designs of henna tattoos on their hands.

There were many positive feedback from those who attended the event and they stated that they were looking forward to the continuation of these cultural nights.

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