Our association, The Contemporary Lovers of Mevlana, was invited to particitate in the closing of the 4th annual Buyukcekmece International Cultural and Art Festival. Hundreds of festival participants from 22 nations and an audience of 4500 all were effected by the concert of hymns presented by our choir. Then the Sema Ceremony with its splendid music and the swirling colored robes of the Semazens offered the audience moments of living, divine love. After the ceremony the Mayor Hasan AKGUN presented our association president, Gurcan KAFTAN, a placque in memory of the festival, and insisted that we plan to come back for other festivals and holy days.