Palestine Day is an annual event that celebrates Palestinian culture and heritage through Palestinian Folk Songs (Mawwal), Palestinian Folk Dance (Dabka), Palestinian Food, and much more. This event is sponsored by Al-Aqsa Institute- a Palestinian-American organization whose main purpose is to educate the Palestinian-American community and other communities at large about the rich Palestinian culture.
This year’s event will be held at Robbinsdale Middle School in Robbinsdale on Sunday, April 26, 2009. The program starts at around 4:00 pm where guests can visit the bazaar (souk) where many Palestinian cultural and national symbols are on display for sale (Palestinian embroidery, flags, art pictures, and more). Also during this time, people have the option to share Palestinian food with their families and friends in the school cafeteria.
At 5:30 pm, the main program starts in the school theatre that includes the following events not necessarily in the order that appears below:
– Comedian Mo Amer from the “Allah Made Me Funny” group.
– Brief presentation about Palestine’s history, culture and heritage.
– Palestinian Folk Dance and Songs (Dabka and Mawwal)
– Some Snippets – facts about Palestine.
– A quick interactive question/answer session with opportunities to win prizes.
– Announcement of “Compete for Palestine” contest.*
This event is a great opportunity to be introduced to the Palestinian culture and to experience the heritage of these bereaved people. This event is open to the public and all are welcome. The event is scheduled to end at approximately 8:30 pm.
*Compete for Palestine is an essay and poetry contest for children between the ages of 5 and 18 years old. For more information about this contest and other matters related to Palestine Day, visit our website at http://www.aqsamn.org