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Discover Music, Dance & Culture @ Anatolian Festival
The Anatolia peninsula is situated in Western Asia and makes up most of modern-day Turkey. It's an important region as it controls the maritime passages between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean or more significantly the point where Asia and Europe meet. Their history dates to 2000BC when in the hands of the Hittites, their civilisation rivalled that of the Egyptians. The name "Anatolia" is a Greek baby name and means "from the East".
This year celebrates the 26th anniversary of the Anatolian Alevi Festival. A festival that showcases the rich heritage and culture of Alevis as well as a festival dedicated to Abdal Musa. Abdal Musa was the founder of Anatolia's ancient philosophical ideologies, which fostered a belief system that encouraged love, unity, peace and sharing among human beings. He also played an important role in restructuring the knowledge and rituals of the Anatolian Alevi.
Come along to Coburg Lake Reserve on Sunday 24th November from 11.00am to 6.00pm to learn more about this vibrant culture of universal love and peace through dance, music, food, traditional arts and crafts, an Alevi exhibition and community information.
Coburg Lake Reserve can be found in Lake Grove, Coburg, Victoria. For more information on the Festival, please contact the Alevi Community Council of Australia on 03 9354 8154.