International Children’s Fest at Seattle Center

The Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington will partner with the Seattle Center to bring the fifth annual International Children’s Friendship Festival to Seattle on April 12 and 13, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on both days.

The festival is “an opportunity to witness our children honor their cultures through performance and education, as well as pledge their commitment to international peace and brotherhood.”

This year’s festival will take place at the Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion, where children representing more than 40 countries around the world will perform dances, songs, and musical performances.

Some of the countries expected to participate in the festival this year are Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Libya, Mongolia, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Seychelles, Scotland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.

In addition to stage performances, the festival will feature cultural exhibits, arts, and crafts by local ethnic communities. Admission, activities, and parking are all free. (end)

For more information, call 206-684-7200 or visit www.seattlecenter.com.

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