Sarajevo marks 800th birthday of Mevlana

With 2007 declared the Year of Mevlana by UNESCO to celebrate the 800th birthday of Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi.

Sarajevo marks 800th birthday of Mevlana
With 2007 declared the Year of Mevlana by UNESCO to celebrate the 800th birthday of the Sufi saint and poet Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi, various activities sponsored by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism are being held throughout the world.

The first of these international activities took place on April 10 in Sarajevo, another inheritor of a rich tradition of Mevlevi culture. Sponsored by the Bosnian Cultural Center, the Mevlana festivities were attended by a crowded delegation from Turkey, including authorities from the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, as well as teachers, artists, writers and journalists.

The Sarajevo Mevlana festivities opened with a speech from Celil G
Last Mod: 18 Nisan 2007, 21:41
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