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INTERNATIONAL 23rd APRIL
April Childrens Festival is a childrens festival that Mustafa Kemal
Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, bestowed to Turkish
children and that has been celebrated among countries since 1979. The
first celebration of it was held on April 23rd, 1920, when the Turkish
Grand National Assembly (TBMM) was founded. It is organized so as to
improve the feelings of fraternity, love and friendship among children
and also to contribute to a world, where they will live in peace.
The greatest dream of
Atatürk, who saved his country from occupations, realized revolutions in
almost every field and thanks to this changed the point of view of his
nation, was modernization, namely a country that has become
industrialized, has a strong middle class and where modern people are
dominant. He considered this important as democracy functions well in all
modern countries that have a strong economy. Atatürk knew that industry
was weak in the Republic he founded and therefore, he tried to achieve
modernization through the revolution of education and thus entrusted
Turkey to the children and young people. However, he knew that
modernization could not be immediately achieved. So, he envisaged that his
ideal could be achieved by children educated at schools depending on
positive sciences. He believed in his people and he was a man who lived
what he believed. This is the main philosophy of 23rdApril. As it can be
seen now, educated young people who have improved themselves have made
significant contributions to the modern Turkey. Turkey of today has
developed in years and joined the group of modern countries.
Children aged between
8-14 participate in the international festival. The program covers the
period between approximately April 16th and April 26th. Each country group
is made up of an about 20 children and 6 leaders. Guests arrive in the
cities where the organization will be held by April 15th.Each group, through primary education schools, is housed by a host
family with their peer Turkish friends in a warm and affectionate
environment in the city where the festival is held. In this way, the
children of the world recount the positive traits of Turkish people to
their own families and friends when they return to their countries. This
certainly makes Turkish people happy. The festival begins with a festival
parade every year. In the procession children, in their national outfits,
play their traditional music and dance on the largest street of the city.
Later, guest countries perform outdoor shows in big parks, and unit with
Turkish people. The festival week goes ahead with childrens visit to the
mausoleum of Atatürk, the great leader who awarded this festival to
children, in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. After this visit,
children are accepted by the President of the Republic of Turkey, the
President of Turkish National Grand Assembly.
As in most
societies we come across Turkish folk music dealing with daily life
and Turkish classical music, the music of the courts. A folk song
usually deals with things of daily life, be it a work song, a
story-telling ballad, a love song, or a dance song.
The subject of
the song usually reflects the way people live and work, the language
they speak, the instruments they play.
Folk songs called "türkü", reflects the events experienced by Turks.
Türkü changes with the changing times.
Folk songs always have
a story behind them. Sometimes it is a love story and sometimes it is the
expression of deep emotions even though modern and the latest technical
developments are used to convey the powerful feelings of a regional people
with traditions stretching back for centuries. You can feel the sorrow of
a mother asking about her son lost in the war, or a young newly wed couple
not wanting to leave each other alone for fear that something may happen
to one or the other. The regional mood also affects folk songs. For
example folk songs from the Black Sea are lively in general and express
the customs of the region. Songs about betrayal have an air of defiance
about them instead of sadness.