August 12, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Middle East Institute
1763 N Street NW
Washington DC 20036, District of Columbia 20036 (Map)

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
Azerbaijani sweets

Muncheez DC
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
Turkish food

Sulaiman Hedayat, Farsi calligrapher

Sara Abdel, representing Egypt
Cultural artifacts & arts; Egyptian finger foods



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