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The Spring Project, which will be carried out in cooperation with YAGEV and the Turkic Peoples Council (THK), will make a difference in the field of culture and tourism. Within the scope of Spring Festival, which will start on March 20, 2023, thousands of years of traditions, tastes, dances and activities will continue for 3 days. YAGEV Chairman of the Board Serkan Özkaya and Chairman of the Council of Turkic Peoples Mahmut Oral invited all citizens to the events to be held within the scope of the Spring Festival.


With the protocol signed between the Local Services Project Research, Development, Solidarity and Education Foundation (YAGEV) and the Council of the Turkic Peoples, a new project was signed. The name of the project to be carried out with the cooperation of YAGEV and the Council of Turkic Peoples was determined as the "Spring Project". Within the scope of the project, which will take place on 20-21-22 March 2023, different activities will be held. The overall aim of the project is to contribute to the efforts to better promote the Turkish Spring Festival and to raise awareness about the history of Turkish cultural heritage. The general definition of the project is; It is designed to be held in an open area with an organization where the arrival of spring is celebrated and the festive atmosphere will be open to the public. The open space of this organization, which is also considered as a great public celebration; It is planned to be constructed as a large festival area where some traditions from the common cultural heritage of the Turkish world will also be represented. The main stage, built on an open space, will be at the center of the entire program flow. On the stage, which will be the focus of the whole organization in action, a visual and auditory feast will be experienced with specially prepared music with the theme of Nevruz, choreographies and stage designs specially prepared for Nevruz.


Aims and Objectives of the Project:

'Nevruz', which means nativity, resurrection, the longing for spring and a calendar year change, is an ancient tradition widely celebrated throughout the Turkish world. Another name for Nevruz, Ergenekon Feast, has preserved its importance in the Turkish world from past to present. The Turks accepted the date of 21 March as the beginning of the new year, which they identified with the 'day of the earth awakening'. Known as a 'day of existence and resurrection', these celebrations are endowed with a spiritual identity. Nevruz, which has been celebrated for centuries with common traditions in Anatolia, is experienced with different or very similar rituals in every region with a festive atmosphere that meets the revival of nature. The starting point of the project is to set a standard for the celebrations of the Nevruz Festival in our country, which has an indisputable importance in Turkish culture, and to make the sense of unity necessary for continuity, which is the main characteristic of the nation, permanent with this ancient tradition that spreads from our roots and ancestral lands. Addressing the whole Turkish world, Nevruz Festival; It is aimed to celebrate by combining it with narratives designed with artistic concerns, with an organization that has not been held in our country until now.


Short-term objectives of the project:

The project has 9 different aims in the short term. The aims that the project will reach in different areas in the short term;

The 1-SPRING project demonstrates the cooperation between Turkish countries and communities.

2-To contribute to peace and international cooperation with the SPRING project.

With the 3-SPRING project, it is to contribute to a future where the Turkish Spring Festival is transformed into a cultural richness, and international actors such as the UN, the European Union invite them to live in peace.

4-With the SPRING project, to promote our natural, historical and cultural centers, especially our centers in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list in Turkey.

With the 5-SPRING project, our main role in the protection and transfer of cultural heritage is to reinforce with an international project.

The 6-SPRING project is to contribute to the promotion of the Turkish world cultural heritage.

With the 7-SPRING project, this event, which will be followed by the press in the Turkish Republics, is to ensure that all the natural and cultural richness of the Turkish geography is remembered.

It is to attract the attention of the media and people of all Turkic Republics in terms of the topics covered in the 8-SPRING project.

With the 9-SPRING project, it is to exhibit this project, which brings together culture, folklore, history and mythology, to the entire Turkish geography.


Long-term objectives of the project:

With the demonstration of this project, it is to reveal that the Spring Festival is the ancient holiday of the Turks. After successfully performing the first year screenings of the project, we aim to further develop the SPRING FEAST Project every year by enlarging our targets.

Rationale of the Project:

Turks; In this culture-art project, in which the importance given to universal cultural values is explained; It also demonstrates the fact that it is a nation that embraces all humanity, regardless of religion, language or race, and is always a uniting, pacifying, symbol of love and peace. The project re-introduces the universal value of the Spring Festival and Turkish historical artifacts with its subjects. The importance of the cultural history of the Turkish geography in the world, the traditions and customs of the period, historical artifacts, mythology, magnificence and power will be explained and introduced.


In the project;

The endless tolerance, endless love, unlimited cooperation, and cultural solidarity of the Spring Festival, which is inherited to us and to future generations, are explained by exhibiting. In addition, the visuals, costumes, dance and music supporting the narrative of the project aim to remind by covering the past period and the present.


In the Relatedness criteria:

Using the questioning, stimulating, thought-provoking and alternative producer roles of culture and art for the development and transformation of Turkish geography, aiming to establish cultural relations,

By re-functioning the cultural heritage; To be in line with the goals of emphasizing Turkish unity and solidarity.


Social Dimension In the criteria of being found:

With the expression of the Turkish Spring Festival, it aims to increase social unity by using culture and art, and to rise through culture and art by using the power of Turkish culture in social transformation.


In the criteria for finding the International Dimension:

Being a project aiming at permanent cultural cooperation, embracing the people of the world, reinforcing the cultural role of Turkey with the Turkic Republics and making the unbreakable ties between the non-Republican Turkic Peoples a part of the project,


In the Artistic Dimension criteria;

Encouraging the participation of art fields and the development of the relationship between them, Laying the groundwork for the sustainability of art institutions, art and culture, Being creative, innovative and participatory in the field of art, Removing art from being a difficult and incomprehensible practice and giving importance to the communication of art, Transforming culture in social and individual life. To be a project that uses its power, Uses the educational and entertainment side of culture when necessary to create participation and transformation, Emphasizes quality, Encourages new forms of expression, Evaluates public spaces, social and service infrastructures.


In the Joint Business and Sustainability criteria:

Supporting art activities emphasizing dialogue and predicting their permanence, Aiming to use communication tools that will reach wider public, and activating mechanisms that can contribute to Turkish cultural life continuously after the project,

Developing partnerships with existing institutions that have proven continuity, Developing partnerships with the perspective of the development of young art initiatives, Considering sustainability as an approach that paves the way for the future flow of the culture and art activities carried out in the Aegean region, rather than a technical issue, As it is one of the projects that consider and evaluate them as a principle of gaining capacity in the field of culture and sharing their existing knowledge; It is also a necessary project for the promotion of the country.


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