Kuwait: Konkani Community Celebrates Nativity Fest

Kuwait: Konkani Community Celebrates Nativity Fest

Wilson Saldanha Shirthady/Kuwait
Daijiworld Media Network - Kuwait
Kuwait, Sep 11:
Konkani community of Kuwait including Mangaloreans and Goans celebrated feast of Nativity (Monthi Fest) on Sunday September 11 at the Holy Family Cathedral premises in Kuwait city from 3.15 pm onwards.

The programme started with blessing of new harvest (Novem) at 3.15 pm and 4.15 pm Konkani masses. The blessed grain and dates were distributed after the mass.

Continuing a long time tradition in Kuwait, the 'Kuwait Canara Welfare Association' (KCWA) under the presidentship of Steven Machado in respect to their Patron beloved Mother Mary arranged dinner for all the gathered.

Traditional fellowship dinner was blessed by Bishop Camillo Ballin and served to a large crowd of gathered devotees with mouthwatering Mangalorean vegetarian dishes prepared by Royal Plaza Caterers. KCWA follows this tradition every year during first Sunday after nativity feast considering the holiday for domestic servants who do not get a chance to attend any programs which are specially conducted during weekends. Every year the attendance for the program increases tremendously which is a proof of its popularity and sign of people in gulf missing traditional feast of homeland.


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  • Ida D'silva, Paladka/Kuwait

    Mon, Sep 12 2011

    It was a wonderful sight to see all faithful gathering to celebrate Our Mother's Birthday. May the fellowship meal shared, bring good health, happiness and above all, blessings to all the people and their families.

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