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Get pampered, eat treats, bond with the girls Saturday Apr 9
Following the great success of last year's first ever Women's Bazaar, The Ahmadiyya Muslim Women invite you, your daughters, sisters, mothers and all your female network back for some more wonderful connection, pampering, and indulging in traditional dishes.
The 2nd Annual Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Women's Bazaar
I give an enthusiastic "yes" please at the mention of authentically homemade samosas, curries, biryani, aloo kebab and more delicious fare. And I am saying "ok, you had me at Samosas, but now I'm definitely going" at the thought of a mix of both traditional and western cakes and sweets.
Some of the delicious dishes you may be lucky enough to try on the day / Jess Lander / CC BY 2.0
Guests can enjoy stalls of cultural clothing, and a wedding display. As with the first Bazaar, you can have fun with henna painting. You can be treated with a hand masseur, manicure, threading, and that gorgeous, exotic style of henna that women adorn their skin with for special occasions. It is such a beautiful art that I have yet to try on my own hands but I look forward to decorating them at this year's Women's Bazaar.
Henna hand treatments among the many experiences to be had at the Women's Bazaar / AKS.9955 / CC BY-SA 4.0
Apart from all the amazing food, and opportunities to enjoy traditional facial treatments, there are stalls with books, plants and herbs, bed sheets and jewelry. This sounds like the perfect day to go out with mum, or your daughters, and relax together, browsing stalls and getting to know other women in your community.
For the younger participants, there is a science corner, and crafts and games. Something for every age group.
The aim of this upcoming function is to introduce Ahmaddiya to western society, and share a day of togetherness and peace, as participants learn about each other, and understand each other.
From last year's Bazaar
Last year's Bazaar succeeded thanks to great planning from the community
Adelaide's Ahmadiyya community has about 550 members from countries including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Ghana and Sierra Leone. Many have fled discrimination and violence in Pakistan, where Ahmadis have been declared non-Muslims and have faced rising attacks. The President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, Imam Imam Kauser says he is proud to belong to both the Muslim and the wider Australian communities, having joined in Australia day celebrations where he and his community took part in traditional rituals including the barbeque lunch.' (from ABC News)
What a generous gesture the Ahdmadiyya community extends to Adelaide women, offering a free cultural day where they can share some of their own traditional rituals, as well as bring a fusion of traditional and western foods. Come along and celebrate peace and community this Saturday, April 9th between 11am-4pm at 6-8 Toogood Ave., Beverley. For further queries call 0451-473-363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org