Asia Society Texas Celebrates Eid al-Fitr With Houston's Muslim Community
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HOUSTON, May 3, 2023 — Over 1,500 guests joined Asia Society Texas for the Festival of Eid celebrating the end of Ramadan and Houston’s Muslim community.
As a part of Asia Society’s Muslim series, this free event, presented by the Tameez family, honored the rich history of Islamic arts and traditions with cultural performances, educational activities, and delicious food. The festival was welcomed with beautiful weather as families savored an all halal menu of food from vendors and food trucks and learned about Pakistani Truck art from the Indus Arts Council on Southmore Boulevard.
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Inside the Center’s auditorium, guests of all ages enjoyed a lineup of beautiful performances including music by the National Arab Orchestra, Afghan dance by Linda Sadiq, and Nasheed songs by Umer Zanman. Visitors created their own greeting cards and learned about influences from Islamic lands at a Silk Road station. Guests ventured to the second floor to visit the vibrant retail bazaar and get complimentary henna and demonstrations of ebru (water marbling) and Arabic calligraphy presented by the Islamic Arts Society.
Local community organizations and partners including American Turkish Association of Houston, American Lebanese Cultural Center, Arab American Cultural & Community Center, Syrian American Club, and the Egyptian American Society provided more learning opportunities with fun crafts, art demonstrations.
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Asia Society Texas celebrates end of Ramadan with weekend Eid festival, Houston Chronicle, April 24, 2023.
Free festival at Asia Society Texas to celebrate Eid, Click2Houston, April 21, 2023.
Past Eid Events
2022: Highlights | Details
2021: Highlights | Details
2020: The Festival of Eid: A Virtual Celebration
2019: Highlights | Details
About the Muslim Series
Through a multidisciplinary approach that utilizes Asia Society’s breadth of programming opportunities, this series explores the artistic talents and stories of American Muslims to inspire our community to better understand one another.For information about sponsoring the Muslim Series and other programs like this one, please contact Saleena Jafry, Director of Development, at SJafry@asiasociety.org or 713.496.9939.
Eddie Allen and Chinhui Juhn
The Bahalim Family
Shahzad Bashir Family
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Saniah and Hyder Kazimi
Drs. Monira and Azam Kundi
Drs. Basheer and Saleha Khumawala
Shazma and Arshad Matin
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About Asia Society Texas
Asia Society Texas believes in the strength and beauty of diverse perspectives and people. As an educational institution, we advance cultural exchange by celebrating the vibrant diversity of Asia, inspiring empathy, and fostering a better understanding of our interconnected world. Spanning the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, our programming is rooted in the educational and cultural development of our community — trusting in the power of art, dialogue, and ideas to combat bias and build a more inclusive society.