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November 14th: Kurdish Culture Festival in SF

On Saturday, November 14th, a Kurdish Culture Festival will be held in downtown San Francisco. The host of the event is ASAWAR Center, a project started by Maher Sinjary, a design student and art instructor from the Kurdish region of Iraq.

Kurdish Cultural Festival

The Kurdish Cultural Festival will be free admission, and will celebrate and honor Kurdish heritage with Kurdish food, Kurdish music and conversations between Kurds and Americans alike.

You can sign up for the free festival on ASAWAR’s website here.


ASAWAR Center is raising awareness for Kurds through art and design.

The Kurdish Culture Festival is being hosted by ASAWAR Center, a thesis project by an international Kurdish graphic design student named Maher Sinjary.

Maher hopes that this cultural festival will stimulate conversations with new and old friends, and will help Americans better understand the Kurds.

Festival Schedule

  • 12:00pm Reception with Kurdish music
  • 12:15pm Short thesis presentation
  • 12:20pm Introducing the audience with Kurdish culture by socializing from Kurdish guests with Americans and other nationalities
  • 12:30pm Opening of art exhibition to show the Kurdish costumes through a collection of paintings from the artist Khairy Adam
  • 1:00pm Lunch break with Kurdish food
  • 2:00pm Interactive conversations and Q&A
  • 2:30 Experience Kurdish folk dance for 30 minutes

If you have any questions, comments, concerns or directions, you can reach ASAWAR at 415.813.7673 or email [email protected]

If you are interested in supporting ASAWAR, you can donate here.

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