The Middle East Institute (MEI) and Muslim American Leadership Alliance (MALA) are pleased to host a reception to celebrate Eid Al Adha, a Muslim holiday celebrating the culmination of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. This event will seek to highlight the diversity of Eid celebrations across the region and beyond.
Join us for an evening of global cuisine, music, and cultural activities from different countries where Eid Al Adha is celebrated!
To learn more about the culture and history of the Muslim World, check out the language classes offered by the MEI Center for Education.
Celebrations will include:
American Turkish Friendship Association (ATFA)
Ebru (water marbling) artists & a calligraphy artist
Afghan Student Association at the George Washington University, representing Afghanistan
Henna tattoos & traditional clothing
Embassy of Azerbaijan
Lebanese finger foods
Muslim American Leadership Alliance
Artist Khalil Ayed, representing Tunisia
Samad Sadri, bringing Turkish Delights from Istanbul & Afghan cookies and Jalebi
Rahima Sajid, representing Pakistan
Cultural pieces; chai and Pakistani sweets, chicken tikka
Rashid Haj Rashid, representing Syria
Arabic coffee and Syrian appetizers and sweets; traditional clothing
The Rumi Forum
Sulaiman Hedayat, Farsi calligrapher
Sara Abdel, representing Egypt
Cultural artifacts & arts; Egyptian finger foods