Last Friday was Agac Bayramlar – the annual tree festival held by schools across the country to encourage the children to be aware of the trees, and nature in general.
In our local school here, the children dressed up in various costumes and each class made a speech and performed a little dance. It was the usual disorganised chaos, but great fun to boot. Afterwards we all enjoyed ‘asure’ - a sweet porridge like dessert with orange, chick peas, and all sorts of other things in it which I couldn’t begin to remember.
The next big children’s festival is Cocuklar Bayram, which is held every year on 23rd April, and is a major part of every child’s school experience.