Canakkale is a city of education, culture, natural splendor and History. History of the region rewinds back to a period, as early as 5,000 years. Fortunately or unfortunately, Canakkale had been the witness of the two of the bloodiest wars in History – the mythological war of Troy and the Battle of Gallipoli.
Owing to its strategic position, Canakkale has always been the strongest point in the defense of Dardanelles; be it the Trojan War or the First World War. Homer immortalized Troy (Truva) and the characters of king Priam, Hector, Pans and Helen, through his legendary depiction in the Iliad. As per the Archaeological excavations, there had been 9 periods of settlement starting from the 3,000 B.C. to 400 A.D.
The battle of Canakkale or the Gallipoli War (1915) took place during the First World War when the Turkish soldiers tried to drive out the Allied Forces from the region, under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The campaign led by Ataturk was a successful one and Canakkale earned its name as “Canakkale: un-passable”. However, 5,00,000 soldiers had to give their lives to achieve the success and in their memory a national park of remembrance has been built here.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
1.– Please, send this application form back by email with minimum 6 digital pictures and a short description of your group and videos or links and descriptions of your performances.
2.– The Groups will stay at high quality private hostel, 2 and 3 beds a room and inside bathroom. 3 meals daily. Particpation fee 90 euro per person. 100 Lt. Diesel will given for these activities to each bus. (If groups came by bus)
3.– The groups are requested to arrive in ÇANAKKALE on 19. July 2019 – 10:00 and depart on 23.July .2019 – 12:00, after breakfast.
4.– Gifts provide for each person is an attendance certificate.
5.– Each group should bring flags of their countries and 3 gifts with them.
6.– We will prefer for dance groups with live music but recorded music also acceptable.
7.– Pocket money will not be paid to the groups by Festival Committee.
8.– The groups will prepare 5-10 minutes programs. All groups have to prepare minimum 2 different performances.
9.We request a book showing your country’s Folk Dance clothes and a local big doll model of your country symbol.
10.-Contact persons of Festival Committee ;