Celebrate Eid with Noureen Design on Aug. 20; the Event is Free and Open to Public

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Noureen Sultana (front). Photo: Rahul Rathi

NATICK, MA– Noureen Design, an art-based family-owned business in Boston brings Eid-ul-Adha, known as Eid ul-Adha. This is Noureen Design’s Sixth  Annual Eid-ul-Adha festival.

The evening of fun-filled festivities will take place on Monday, August 20, 2018, from 6.00 pm to midnight at Hampton Inn , located at 319 Speen St. in Natick, MA.

As with all Noureen Design’s public events, the Sixth Annual Eid-ul-Adha Festival is free and open to the public. However, guests are required to RSVP at this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/noureen-sultana-owner-noureen-design-group-8220893229

The event is based on the story of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) related in Chapter #37 of the Holy Quran. The sacrifice of his beloved son Ismail (Ishmail) as commanded by the Almighty Allah (God) was replaced at the last minute by a ram brought down by the Angel Jibraeel (Gabriel).

The festival is particularly significant as it marks the climax of Hajj or Pilgrimage, the fifth pillar of Islam, that Muslims with the physical and financial ability are required to participate in at least once in their lifetime. The event is a major Muslim holiday with special prayers at mosques and Islamic centers. In South Asia, the occasion is marked by new clothes, special foods and sweet dishes, and festivities.

The other Eid festival, marked by Noureen Design’s Sixth Annual  Eid Festival drew record crowds this year, with Governor Charlie Baker declaring that night, June 14, 2018 as Chand Raat Eid Festival.

Noureen Design’s family-friendly events aim to be a fun way to build bridges and share cultures. The organizers invite members of all communities to bring family and friends to celebrate with the South Asians of Boston.

“There are no boundaries,” says Waheed Khan of Noureen Design. “We invite everyone to come and see how we celebrate with all our communities. Eid means happiness. In India, we celebrate all festivals with families, relatives, friends and neighbors irrespective of their faith.”

However, he urged guests to “please RSVP before it is sold out” – free tickets are available on a first come first served basis at this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/noureen-sultana-owner-noureen-design-group-8220893229

A variety of vendors, many of them traveling especially from all over northeast, will be at the venue selling designer clothing, saris, and other items including branded jewelry. Special activities planned for children will include a balloon twister and bouncing castle.

Besides delectable snacks like chaat, samosa, kulfi (ice-cream) and paan (betel leaf), dinner will be available at subsidized rates including vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

Noureen Design’s flagship activity Arts mehndi (henna) applications) will be a draw as always. This cross-cultural enterprise with ancient roots all the way in India is now into its fourth generation of artists with Noureen Sultana and Waheed Khan’s two young sons.

EVENT AT A GLANCE:

  1. WHAT: Sixth Eid Ul Adha Festival by Noreen Design.
  2. DATE:  August 20th , 2018
  3. TIME: 6.00 pm-midnight
  4. VENUE: Hampton Inn ,  319 Speen Street  Natick, MA, 01760
  5. TICKETS: FREE and open to the public. RSVP required. Tickets available on a first come first served basis.

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