Orange Blossom Carnival to brighten up Turkey's Adana
ADANA – Demirören News Agency
With more than 100 activities, the seventh annual edition of the festival is expected to gather an impressively huge crowd, clubs, associations, schools, children and families who will meet for the opening ceremony at the city’s Central Park.
Colorful suits, hats and costumes, dragons and witches, and most importantly jovial people will be on the streets of Adana.
Dance performances, concerts, folk dances and band performances, sport matches and individual street performances will take place on the avenues and streets of Adana.
Costumes, designs, short film and photography exhibitions will take place at the festival too. The carnival will also host pony performances and interactive games.
A street parade with music, dancers, dancers, performers, which is the symbol of the carnival, will be held on April 6. The parade will kick off at 5 p.m. local time and everyone wanting to partake in the event is invited to wear fancy costumes.
A press release issued by the organizers of the event said that last year the festival had hosted approximately one million people, including 100,000 who visited the city from other places.
“We can be civil if we accomplish to have fun together. We say this every time [the festival is held] ‘Come to the carnival, you’ll not regret it.’ And those who come never regret,” said Ali Haydar Bozkurt, the chair and the CEO of Toyota Turkey, one of the sponsors of the event.
“While we welcome spring accompanied with the scent of orange blossoms, you’ll be filled with life energy and joy. To witness the magic of the nature and to spend a wonderful time, let’s meet in April in Adana,” he added.
Adana Governor Mahmut Demirtaş has said his office has taken every step to make sure that the carnival, which the city has been organizing to make the city a “brand,” goes great.
Such festivals have the impact of uniting and empowering the connection between people, Demirtaş had said during the meeting, expressing his wish that they can improve the carnival every year further.
The Orange Blossom Carnival marks the arrival of the blossom scent that covers the orange tree-lined streets of the city during early April.
The carnival has the simple slogan “Nisan’da Adana’da” (In Adana In April). It is one of the first annual carnivals in Turkey.