April is an amazing month in Adana. Spring arrives earlier to this town than it does to most other parts of the country. Early april, when the scent of the charming orange flowers dominate the city and seduce the people of Adana, they now also know that the most looked forward event of the year is soon to arrive. The Orange Blossom Carnival! Thanks to the profound participation of the people of Adana , already in its third year the Carnival turned into an amazing period of fun and creativity shared by tens of thousands of people.
This year there will be over 150 events in nearly a dozen activity points throughout the city. Most events will be 100% local, a fascinating level of participation from the citizens of the city. Musicians, dancers, photographers, painters, handicraftsmen with original works of souvenir, this is a productive nest and an opportunity to demonstrate the city’s creativity, imagination and artistic face.
The carnival procession is estimated to gather an impressive crowd; clubs, associations, schools, kids and families who will meet for the opening ceremony at the city’s Central Park – ironically two decades ago a huge orange garden in the middle of the town.
Colorful suits, hats and costumes, dragons and witches, most importantly lots of happy faces will populate the streets. Get ready to have fun and feel this city’s warm, Mediterranean spirit . Welcome to Adana’s Orange Blossom Carnival, the first true carnival in Turkey.