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The International Organization of Turkic Culture Presents A Nevruz Celebration in USA

turksoyThursday March 24, 2011 – UN General Assembly
Saturday March 26, 2001 – New York City’s Town Hall
Monday March 28, 2011 – Lincoln Theater Washington DC

Over 150 musicians and dancers from 11 different Turkic nations will be uniting for the epic US debut concert series Nevruz. The concert celebrates the New Year holiday Nevruz, observed in most part of Eurasia.



March 24th, 2011
13.00 Press Conference (UN Headquatres – New York)
18.00 Nevruz Concert (UN Headquarters-General Assembly Hall – New York)
20.00 Reception (Permanent Mission of Turkey – New York)

March 25th, 2011
14.00 Panel on Nevruz (Boston – Harvard University)

March 26th, 2011
20.00 Nevruz Concert (Town-Hall, Times Square, New York)

March 28th, 2011
14.00 Panel on Nevruz (Georgetown University- Washington)
19.00 Nevruz Concert (Lincoln Theatre, Washington)

The word Nevruz is of Persian origin and is a combination of the words “ nev” (new) and “ruz” (day), meaning new day. According to the old Persian calendar, it is the first day of the year and regarded as the start of spring, when the sun enters the house of Aries. Nevruz, which each society celebrates in forms peculiar to itself, still exists with traditional celebrations throughout Anatolia and Central Asia.


Attending States are:
Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Gagauzia (Republic of Moldova), Crimea (Ukraine), Republic of Tatarstan (Russian Federation), The Republic of Bashkortostan (Russian Federation), The Tuva (Russian Federation), Hakkassia (Russian Federation)

This US debut concert will be a colorful display of each region’s unique, traditional customs, costumes, music and dance.


The concert is presented by TURKSOY, The International Organization of Turkic Culture, whose primary focus is to maintain and strengthen the existing common cultural presence of Turkic peoples, living in different countries in Eurasia. TURKSOY seeks to support the common language, history, culture among these people.

Nevruz is produced by New York based Serdar Ilhan Presents. Ilhan has presented Turkish, Mediterranean and World music in the US for 15 years.


March 24th 6pm at the UN General Assembly Hall / Questions
March 25th 2pm Panel on Nevruz, at Harvard University – Boston (Forum)

March 26th 8pm at New York City’s Town Hall / Questions
March 28th 7pm in Washington D.C. at Lincoln Theater / Questions

March 28th 2pm Panel on Nevruz, at George Town University Washington DC


International Organization of Turkic Culture (TURKSOY) is introducing the feast of Nevruz to USA.  In previous years, TURKSOY celebrated Nevruz feast in Paris and Strasbourg in addition to many cities of Turkey and Turkic Republics. This year TURKSOY is bringing the joy of Nevruz to USA. The Nevruz celebrations organized by TURKSOY will take place at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York and in Washington D.C starting from March 24th 2011


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