Yunus Emre Institute has represented Turkey at the 8th Global Harmony Festival, which was organized by the Seongnam Municipality, in South Korea.
The festival held with the intention of promoting interaction among different cultures under the "World Heritages" them selected for 2019 as part of the Earth Day festivities was vivid and lively. At the booth opened by the Institute, Koreans had a chance to meet the traditional Turkish art of marbling and have taste of Turkish coffee with its unique taste and presentation.
"It is nice to welcome Turkey in our city"
Seongnam Mayor Eun Soo Mi attended the opening ceremony of the festival and paid a visit to Turkey's booth. "Our festival, which has become tradition, is becoming a great success with the contributions from the participating countries. We are happy to welcome Turkey as a friendly and sister country in our city," the mayor said.
In addition to Turkey and South Korea, many countries including China, Vietnam, Japan, India, Poland, Ghana, the Philippines and Mongolia promoted their cultures in their booths. During the festival, Turkey's cultural heritage such as Troy and Pamukkale was promoted, and the marbling workshop was one of the most popular activities.