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Don't miss the fireworks display
Great Fun for Kids at the Al Salam Festival in Adelaide's Veale Gardens
There are many misconceptions in Western society about Islam, and these are often exacerbated by concerns about violence in the Middle East. The Al Salam Festival in Adelaide is a free event that brings together people of different cultures and religions to celebrate and share Islamic beliefs and traditions.
This free festival is held at Veale Gardens in the south parklands, an attractively landscaped park in Adelaide that is a popular place for weddings and picnics. Veale Gardens will come alive as thousands of people come to celebrate the best of Islamic traditions, learn more about its culture and foods, and enjoy the free things to do.
Lots of Market Stalls to Browse (Image: Al Salam Festival)
The Al Salam Festival market stalls will showcase a wide variety of culture: see the talent of Muslim artists and photographers in a free art exhibition, listen to a youth panel discussing social issues on stage, or join in a "rap battle" or poetry slam that's open to all.
Afterwards wander the many market stalls displaying traditional crafts and hand made goods. Browse unique decorative works with skilful calligraphy, admire beautiful women's clothing with delicate embroidery, luxury scarves and traditional gowns. There will be plenty of fun things to do that are great family entertainment.
Learn to Make Traditional Baklava (Image: Al Salam Festival)
Of course there will be plenty of regional spicy traditional foods which tempt your taste buds to try something a little different. Experience hard to find authentic international cuisines such as Bosnian, Lebanese, Afghan and Turkistani. Do you want to know how to make baklava and hummus? Come to the live cooking demonstrations at the Al Salam Festival and learn what halal food is really about.
For more conventional appetites you can buy foods such as pizza and hot dogs.
The Al Salam Festival will offer plenty of opportunity to enjoy the simple pleasures of life, but also has a more serious side. Many of us have grown up ignorant of the Islamic faith, and the media today sometimes portrays Muslim beliefs incorrectly. There will be many fun opportunities on the day to learn about Islam without being indoctrinated.
Learn About Islamic Traditions (Image: Al Salam Festival)
Children are an important part of all family life, and you won't be disappointed by the range of activities for kids on offer at the Al Salam Festival. A children's' marquee will be full of fun for kids, with games, showbags and amusement park rides. Join in the spirit of all the fun things to do on the day and help to develop a positive relationship with the Muslim community in Adelaide.
The Al Salam Festival at Veale Gardens will finish with a spectacular fireworks display in the evening from 9.30pm which will delight the crowd, a fitting climax for a fantastic day out.
Enjoy Delicious Halal Food (Image: Al Salam Festival)
To learn more about the Al Salam Festival in Adelaide's Veale Gardens, visit the Facebook page and the 2018 event page. It's going to be an awesome day of fun that celebrates multiculturalism in Adelaide at this free event, and a rare opportunity to understand what Muslim people feel about us and their place in our society. Bring your friends and family to try some absolutely awesome food and enjoy all the free things to do.
Australians know very little about the Middle East.The Veale Gardens are an ideal place to hold a culture festival.I have never been to the Middle East...it would be very interesting;but much of it is unsafe.Best to avoid countries in turmoil.That being said,there is no reason to suspect trouble here in Adelaide, as the Muslim fraternity have for a very long time lived peaceful lives here.Their food is tasty and their history is fascinating.
Yes for fellow Australians
As Salam festival is indeed a very good platform to understand & observe Muslim culture closely
Good to see that every year the festival is organised at a place easily accessible for most of us
Islam is not they are propogating on the media
It is a relegion of peace.
Thanks for writting about As salam Dave
Australia is a home to all of us and these kinda festivals will help us understand each other in a better way