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Luton Turkfest: a celebration of Turkish culture

Not even the rain could dampen the spirits of thousands who flocked to Stockwood Park on Sunday for a grand celebration of the rich heritage and vibrant traditions of Luton’s Turkish community.

Now in its fourth year, the festival, held at Stockwood Park in Luton, was organized by the Luton Turkish Community Association and supported by Luton Rising, among other sponsors.

The festival’s opening ceremony featured speeches by Executive Chairman at Luton Turkish Community Association Attila Ustun, Mayor of Luton Tahmina Saleem, Turkish Ambassador to the UK Osman Koray Ertaş, House of Lords member Lord Qurban Hussain, and included a symbolic release of pigeons as a message of peace.

The event showcased a lively array of traditional music and dance performances, and attendees were treated to an assortment of rich and diverse Turkish cuisine.

Despite the weather, the community came together in a spirited display of cultural pride and unity, making the event a memorable celebration of Turkish heritage in Luton.

Watch the official video here: https://www.facebook.com/reel/856135949869620

You can find out more about the Luton Turkish Community Association in this article.

Luton Turkish Education and Culture Centre: a community centre for the whole community

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