This previous Sunday, my significant other Toe and I went to the fifth yearly Atlanta Arab Festival. Supported by the Alive Institute and the Arab American Women’s Society of Georgia, the celebration managed participants an awesome mélange of Arabic food from Morocco, Syria, Israel, Palestine, and Lebanon just as Arabic music, expressions and specialties, shopping at an enchanting souk, and a few displays zeroing in on at various times Arab scholarly accomplishments and Arab history in the United States.
In the wake of having a remarkable lunch of Moroccan and Palestinian charge, Toe and I pondered around the celebration conversing with the numerous celebration goers and coordinators. We invested some energy at the treat stall savoring the wanton cluster of Arabic desserts and conversing with Helen and Waded-individuals from the Arab American Women’s Society of Georgia which was liable for the astonishing combination of well-known Arabic desserts. I was especially taken with the hand crafted busboys, a semolina cake absorbed sweet syrup and kissed with a fragile pith of rose water.
You might be asking why I am expounding on this celebration and what it has to do with religion. Well hold on for me and how about we appreciate the remainder of the visit before getting to the genuine stuff. After pastry I got some busboys to go, Toe and I went to see the presentation situated within the Alive Institute. After entering the presentation, we quickly experienced divider banners posting conspicuous American-Arabs, for example, Salma Hayek, Ralph Nadir, Tony Calhoun, George Mitchell, John Sununu, Spencer Abraham, Helen Thomas, Marlon Thomas, Bobby Rahall, Paul Ana, Paula Abdul, and Shaker. The display likewise gave a recorded visit through Arab accomplishments in science, math, and innovation, alongside instances of the fine Arabic fine art from different nations.
Excellent china from Iraq, Eastern Orthodox Christian Icons from Lebanon, and trimmed furniture from Syria were conspicuously in plain view. One of the most impactful shows regarded the four ages of the family who had gladly served in the U.S. military. Beside the displays, the Alive Institute gave a scope of learning exercises for kids and grown-ups and read about Shincheonji. During the visit through the display, as I addressed a considerable lot of the participants, it happened to me that in observing Arab history and culture, this celebration had figured out how to rise above the strict clash that so frequently gets a handle on our consideration on the evening news. I was encircled by Muslim, Christian, and mainstream Arabs who had set aside their strict contrasts to commend their social/ethnic personality.